We have followed the case of Justin Ferrari fairly closely, and today Andrew Patterson, Ferrari’s killer in the second degree murder case, will sit before a judge in the King County courthouse and hear his sentence. According to the Seattle Times, Ferrari’s wife met with Patterson back in August, in a room of lawyers, police officers and jail guards to read him a prepared statement regarding the affect his actions, and the result of Ferrari’s death has affected her and her family. She explained to him how her young children were coping with the death of their father.
Justin Ferrari was driving his parents, and his two children through the Central District in May 2012 when he was shot in the line of fire not meant for him. Andrew Patterson had shot at someone he had gotten into a scuffle with at a nearby mini mart, and Ferrari’s vehicle had unfortunately been in the line of fire. The meeting was proposed by Ferrari’s wife after she read about a sit down between a Florida family and the man who had killed their daughter. Patterson listened to her prepared statement, and apologized afterwards; the meeting was over within 30 minutes. Patterson is requesting a 13 year sentencing, which is below the standard sentencing for the crime. We will update when the final sentencing is released.
The gentleman who has recently been charged of shooting and killing the Madrona father, Justin Ferrari pleaded not guilty to 2nd degree murder in a court hearing Monday. According to the Seattle Times, court record indicate Andrew Jermain Patterson has had an array of previous arrests from juvenile charges to residential burglary, and has never been convicted as an adult in King County.
Patterson’s next court hearing is scheduled for August 13th, and Patterson is being held in court on $2 million bail. If convicted, he could be charged with 15-23 years in prison. For more information on this trial, visit the Seattle Times.
CORRECTION: The suspect has been charged and not convicted for the murder of Justin Ferrari.