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Defendant Convicted for Murdering Longtime Friend

DATE:  October 2, 2015

CASE:  Dinette Patterson

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Caroline Park, Homicide Unit

Forty-year-old Dinette Patterson was convicted by jury of first-degree murder.  The jury also found true a use of a deadly weapon allegation.

On March 7, 2014, a group of longtime friends were playing video games and smoking marijuana at an apartment complex on Florin Road.  After several hours, some of the friends left the apartment.  Without an apparent reason, Patterson then stabbed the victim, Charles Jordan, ultimately killing him. Patterson fled to San Diego where he was captured at his brother's residence.

Patterson faces a maximum potential sentence of 26 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for November 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Department 33 before the Honorable Michael Savage.


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