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Keith Lamont PATTON





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Rape - Robbery
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: October 21, 1983
Date of birth: July 24, 1966
Victim profile: Michael Pack (male, 19)
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Marion County, Indiana, USA
Status: Sentenced to death Juy 20, 1984. Commuted to life December 30, 1987



DOB: 07-24-1966
DOC#: 13157 Black Male

Marion County Superior Court
Judge Thomas E. Alsip

Prosecutor: David E. Cook

Defense: Arnold P. Baratz

Date of Murder: October 21, 1983

Victim(s): Michael Pack B/M/19 (No relationship to Patton)

Method of Murder: shooting with shotgun

Summary: Patton and Leroy Johnson discussed plans to commit a robbery. They drank some beer, armed themselves with shotguns, and went to Washington Park in Indianapolis.

Patton approached the driver's side of a parked car, while Johnson went to the passenger side. Patton shot out the driver side window and ordered the driver, Michael Pack, out. Instead, Pack attempted to start the car. Johnson shot out the rear tire, and Pattons second shot killed Pack. D.M. and her young daughter remained inside the car. Patton took D.M. to a wooded area and raped her while Johnson went through her pockets for money.

Patton admitted that he knowingly killed Pack at the guilty plea hearing, but at the sentencing hearing denied that he knew anyone was in the car.

Conviction: Pled Guilty to Murder, Rape (A Felony)

Sentencing: July 20, 1984 (Death Sentence)

Aggravating Circumstances: b (1) Rape

Mitigating Circumstances: None

On Remand: Murder and Rape charges were tried to a jury. Patton was convicted of both and sentenced by Marion County Superior Court Judge Patricia J. Gifford to 60 years for Murder and 30 years for Rape (A Felony), consecutive to the sentences imposed for attempted murder and the other offenses, bringing the total sentence to 222 years.


Keith Lamont Patton



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