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Criminal Law Keyed to Gershowitz
Patterson v. New York
Citation:432 U.S. 197, 97 S.Ct. 2319, 53 L.Ed.2d 281
Patterson (defendant) was married to Roberta briefly. Roberta resumed a relationship with John Northrup when she and Patterson became estranged. The defendant borrowed a rifle, went to his father-in-law’s house, observed his wife and John through a window, entered the residence, and killed John Northrup by shooting John twice in the head. Patterson was charged with second-degree murder.
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