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July 30, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Man charged with murder of Madrona dad pleads not guilty

Andrew Jermain Patterson, the man charged with killing a Madrona father as he was driving his minivan through a Central Area intersection in May, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder at the King County Courthouse this morning, according to King County Prosecutor’s Office.

On May 24, Patterson, 20, had been aiming his gun at a man who had insulted him when the bullet struck Ferrari, a 43-year-old software engineer who was driving with his parents and children, according to charges. Patterson was arrested on July 19, after police said they pieced togetherĀ King County Metro bus-surveillance videos, interviews, cellphone records and information from a confidential source.

King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott O’Toole said that Patterson’s next court hearing is slated for Aug. 13.

According to court records, PattersonĀ has an arrest record that includes juvenile charges for third-degree theft, residential burglary and criminal trespass. He has never been convicted of a felony as an adult in King County, although he was arrested in April 2011 for possession of a controlled substance. The charge was reduced to misdemeanor criminal solicitation, court records show.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Justin Ferrari, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Seattle Police

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