On Monday, a Florida man claimed that his girlfriend had died of suffocation with oral sex. He has not been convicted of second-degree murder.
The Sun Sentinel reports that Richard Patterson, 65, of Margate was acquitted in 2015 of the murder of Francisco Marquins, 60, after a lengthy trial. He had sex with her in her apartment.
Patterson’s attorneys filed a motion to have the juror appear on the jury to strengthen their defense.
After the medical examiner concluded that suffocation during intercourse was unlikely, the defense turned to that theory. The judge did not make a decision to make Patterson public.
She “didn’t die like this,” attorney Ken Badowitz stated. Richard Patterson thought she died this way.
Instead, the defense argued that it was impossible for them to determine how she died. Markesen’s body had become too decomposing for medical examiners to determine the cause of her death.
According to Sun Sentinel, Badowitz stated that they “still don’t know how she died.”
The jury heard five hours of testimony before reaching its verdict.
Patterson will spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
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