CENTREVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A man convicted of murdering a bystander has been found guilty of a second murder in St. Joseph County.
A jury Friday convicted Zachary Michael Patten of first-degree murder, felony murder, home invasion and a felony firearm charge in connection to the July 2017 death of his ex-wife’s husband, Shane Richardson.
Patten is already serving a life sentence without the chance of parole for the murder of Graciela Portillo-Esparza in Kalamazoo County. A jury convicted him in that case last year.
Patten didn’t deny what happened but told police that he was aiming for Portillo-Esparza’s brother, who was the ex-boyfriend of his current girlfriend. She told police Patten was jealous of her ex-boyfriend.
Patten is expected back in court for sentencing in the second murder on June 21.