Called a 'monster,' Packer receives 52 years for stabbing in NashuaBy KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
August 21. 2013 3:59PM
NASHUA - After being called a "monster" and a "parent's worst nightmare," Matthew Packer was sentenced Wednesday to 52 years to life in prison for brutally attacking two young women and then stabbing to death their defender.
Paul Frontiero III, 27, a local EMT, was stabbed 16 times by Packer on the night of Oct. 9, 2011. Frontiero intervened after Packer took out a knife on Spruce Street and began slashing two of Frontiero's friends.
"He forever damaged many lives … and forever cast a dark shadow over my life," said Kathryn Libby, whose face was slashed during the attack. "(Packer) proved to me that there are monsters."
The physical injuries, according to Libby, are nothing compared to the mental scars created by Packer's impulsive actions two years ago.