Westlake man gets life in fatal stabbing

Published 2:29 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A Westlake man found guilty last month in the fatal stabbing of 35-year-old Ronnie Southerland has been sentenced to life in prison.

Trevor A. Matthews, 42, was convicted on one count of second-degree murder in September.

He was accused of stabbing Southerland 78 times after giving him a ride on Nov. 14, 2019.

Canaday sentenced Matthews on Tuesday to life in prison without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence,