A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of third-degree murder after a confrontation that a witness said was sparked by a comparison to 'SpongeBob SquarePants'.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Robert S. Lee stabbed Jamal Britton in July 2016 at a Lewisburg apartment complex.
PennLive.com reports witness Qaisha Jacobs told the jury Britton, the father of her son, was angry after Lee told him he looked like the anthropomorphic cartoon sponge.
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Lee acknowledged swinging a knife at Britton but said he was unsure if he struck him. He said he was afraid that the angry, advancing Britton might have had a gun.
Lee drove away and threw his knife into a river. Britton walked to a nearby playground and was eventually taken to a hospital, where he died.
Lee was convicted Wednesday. He remains in jail pending sentencing.