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Melvin Patton: Convicted of Killing His Ex In Front of Their Child

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Melvin Patton: Promise Keeper
A St. Louis jury yesterday convicted Melvin Patton of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings of 24-year-old Keneka Elliott and her 29-year-old brother Julius Elliott.

Patton, 26, wore a mask when he burst into a home in south St. Louis in April 2010 and shot the victims in front of his then 4-year-old son and other children. A third woman was also shot in the melee but survived.

Prosecutors say that Patton's son begged to no avail for his father to spare the lives of his mother and uncle.

Just prior to the shooting the boy latched onto his mother, reportedly crying "Daddy please don't kill Mommy!" Patton responded "shut up" and pulled the trigger, according to prosecutors.

Family members testified in trial that Elliot and Patton had battled over custody for years and that Patton sent a text message promising to "kill anyone to get my son."

He'll be sentenced in January and is expected to get life without the possibility of parole.

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moe.dunn21
moe.dunn21

It's been almost 3yrs and I still have nightmares and wake up in cold sweats almost everyday......he destroyed my life I think about that night everyday.....the littlest things remind me of that night I miss them so much.....yeah I survived but mentally and emotionally ill never be the same....I spent so much time hating Melvin giving him more power over me but I had to stop hating him for me to be able to move on....I don't hate him but I'll never forget....I wanted them to kill him but when the judge read off life not once but six times a weight lifted off my shoulder........

Daisycat
Daisycat

Cheaper to lynch him. I can supply the rope for free!!

Temperamental
Temperamental

What do you people have against the death penalty?  I agree with KITTY wholeheartedly!  Kill him!  It's not fair that this person gets to live out his life for free, well fed, getting an education and excercise which is allowed in prison! IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE VICTIMS, THE FAMILY OR THAT CHILD WHOSE CHILDHOOD HAS JUST BEEN STOLEN.  The money that would be spent keeps this guy in prison should be spent making sure that child doesn't turn out like dad!

Stephwiman
Stephwiman

Uh, guess what?  You don't get to see your son now and you most likely never will.He will spend his life hating you and (Godforbid) may turn out just like you.

You will now make great friends with the dudes in prison.  You will be a "son" to someone.

No wonder your ex wanted to keep you away from your son.

You will never have positive influence over your son, you will not watch him grow up and feel pride for his accomplishments.

Could that possibly occur to you before you shot his mother and brother?  Of course not.

My contempt for you knows no bounds.

No, you will not be able to see your son anymore.  May every day of your life be hell.  That's what you deserve.

Yes I am bitter.  Bitter that "people" like you exist.

Nick Werle
Nick Werle

they dont have  Drugs in Missouri?

Urbananon
Urbananon

This is why family courts need to win more trust from estranged fathers. This happens all over the Western world, especially at this time of year, by men driven deranged by not having access to their children. Everyone needs to be able to make the distinction between the adult, romantic relationship and the ability to parent. Someone can be a terrible spouse but brilliant parent. Just because somebody cheated or even if there was violence between a couple, it DOES not mean they will behave that way towards their child and should automatically not have any custody or visitation for that child.

If I was kept aay from my child because I wasn't a good partner to his father and I had exhausted all legal channels I'd probably kill someone too.

Yadarius
Yadarius

Malvin was quoted as sayin: "man i ain dun nuffin n sheeit muhafuckn bichass crackaz n sheeit muhafuckn lil wyt boyz n sheeit wit dae lil diks n sheeit be lyk "im a lil bichas wyt boy n sheeit" naw wa um sayin n sheeit sheeit muhfuckns n sheeit i do a dime n sheeit ain no thang n sheeit fuck dem muhafucknz n sheeit"

Rom396
Rom396

What a piece of shit, give him the chair.

drea141
drea141

Wait- so the point was to GET his son or to stop the child support payments? Because he clearly wont be doing both from now on... How could you kill the woman in front of the child that you claim to love and want so bad??? Instead of bettering himself to get custody- he decided to go the ignorant way out. I'm so disgusted and his child is going to be traumatized for the rest of his life. Sad story man... :(

santamuerteluvsyou
santamuerteluvsyou

FILTHY BASTARD HOW CAN YOU KILL SOMEONE LET ALONE IN FRONT OF THE CHILD'S OWN EYE'S  WHAT A WASTE OF HUMAN BEING HE ISAND THAT POOR SON OF HIS WHAT'S TO BECOME OF HIM NOW.

Theladymagic
Theladymagic

no dude , that is how your ignorant trolling self thinks. I have been black all my life and have never had thoughts as  moronic, simple and just plain stupid as yours.

trsgrv
trsgrv

Murderers should be killed in the same way they killed their victim. Raped in the same way. Abused in the same way. Tortured in the same way. China handles it like this, and they have almost NO violent crime. 

lexbug
lexbug

Is this an all trolls site or what?

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

Kitty, Jesus Christ himself would reject you as a Christian.  What is it about the commandment "THOU SHALT NOT KILL" that eludes you?   It is so-called Christians like you that give the rest a bad name.  You would stoop to this killers level!

Guest
Guest

He should be sentenced to death without an appeal!!!! Scumbag!!!!

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

Very sad for a child to see his mother killed.  OH well now the father will ROT IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE NEAVER TO SEE HIS SO EVER AGAIN.t

Jenkem
Jenkem

He's the victim of R-A-Y-S-I-Z-M. Think of how many nights he was torn awake from nightmares of the thunderous hoofbeats of the Klan's horseman barreling down on da po blag man's shacks at night. The Klan dragging the po sharecroppers from their shacks beating the chillrun and raping and killing the wimin!

And people want to string Malvin up just because he's been traumatized by R-A-Y-S-I-Z-M. How many of you have never made a mistake that you can judge Malvin? It's not like none of you ever have ever killed the mother of your bastard child! Whites do this all the time but you don't hear about it because the jewish media protects Whites. I don't tell me how every TeeVee show depicts the perp as a White and never a minority. Becaue that's just reality. Only White people commit these kinds of crimes. Matter of fact Malvin probably was framed and it was actually a White boy that did this.

KITTY
KITTY

Missouri taxpayers will be the next victims of Patton.  Life without parole for a 24 yr. old thug will cost us approximately $815,500.00 to keep him in prison for 50 yrs., according to DOC records: $16,500.00 per inmate per year! Is it worth it? HELL NO! Needles and a few drugs are soooo much cheaper and a much better way to deal with such scum.

Juror169
Juror169

but you too are a POS moron

Kellyt622
Kellyt622

Should be exactly how you said it and leet it be a publicly viewed death...so many lessons could be learned so quickly!  Seems like a very simple answer to a complex problem

Pokey
Pokey

the cycle of violence will continue and liberals will continue to shed tears and redistribute White working people's wealth

KITTY
KITTY

what a fucking idiot. you fuckers play the race card every time someone looks cross eyed at you. But what else does one expect from another north side thug?

Hilary Leigh
Hilary Leigh

 ha to retarded americans for europe will not be selling americans the drugs they were buying to use for their govt killing.   Too many innocent people were put to death in the usa that way. Probably more a ha to american inbreeders though for stupid americans are not wise and will probably just end up shocking to death in the chair as it was prior. oh well either way I miss nothing about the usa and the inbreeders there. Killers and those that like to kill others within laws wtf is wrong with you people. Oh and you are stupid for it is way cheaper to pay for someone to live in jail for 50 to 100 years than it is to kill them. Thats why calif stopped a bit for they could not afford the doc prices and people paid to do this and the drugs etc.

D.C.
D.C.

Kitty, I know God doesn't condone it, but WOW! Any murderer that could do this was bound to kill someone at some point or commit a serious crime. Put him away, he does not deserve to live and he has also screwed his son's life up, too. In Texas a double homicide would get him the death penalty and it WOULD be enforced.

Mike N.
Mike N.

Once again you show your ignorance; it's TEN TIMES as expensive to execute a criminal than to provide life in prison.  And of course this is separate from  the fact that any REAL Christian would not support the death penalty.  Unfortunately due to spammers I can't post links here, but do a Google search for Donald McCartin, a.k.a. "The hanging judge of Orange County" who finally came around. 

Peoples70
Peoples70

u can't tell that's a white person trying 2 start mess.

Jenkem
Jenkem

Look this is proof right here in the article "Patton, 26, wore a mask when he burst into a home in south St. Louis". The "mask" was the white hood of a Klansman that burst in to the home and framed Malvin!

Swoonychic
Swoonychic

While you're correct that it is more expensive to execute a criminal than to house them for "life", I disagree with your statement that any REAL Christian would be against the death penalty.

The Bible demands it. Eye for an eye, and all that.

Furthermore, any REAL Christian would not judge another's beliefs. Who are you to say your interpretations are correct? Worry about your relationship with God instead of trying to dictate someone else's.

Gryphon50a
Gryphon50a

you're right, execution is expensive. That's why we should find his worst enemy in prison and just give him a shiv.

KITTY
KITTY

The only reason it costs TEN TIMES more to execute a cold blood killer is because of the endless delays of the appeals process. It is ridiculous for twenty years to pass before the killer finally gets the needle he so clearly deserves.

Now, you get your facts staight! A Gallop poll published August 30, 2011 shows a majority of frequent churchgoers - 65% - support the death penalty! And 49% of Americans think the death penalty is not imposed enough. When asked which option - life without parole or the death penalty -  is better suited for the punishment of murder, 49% opt for the former and 46% choosing the latter.

So, Mike, since 65% of church-going Christians support the death penalty your premise that "any REAL Christian would not support the death penalty" is baseless and you are full of shit!

Jenkem
Jenkem

Yeah that's right and even though they say they got witnesses who's to say it's a case of mistaken identity and a white boy did this to frame Malvin? Huh? What about that? Yeah that's right I said it! Most African American men are innocent, framed by white boys posing as African Americans and committing crimes to throw people off.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, blacks think about jews oppressing them 24/7 too

Peoples80
Peoples80

U can tell its a white person that is speaking exactly like blacks think

Anonomouse
Anonomouse

Uh oh! There's that ugly truth coming out again. Can't have that or people will turn in to Hitler.

Anonymouse
Anonymouse

>2011>still trolling people

I seriously hope you faggots do this.

tearcollector
tearcollector

That's just one of the irritating factors about Christians. They assume everyone else is of their faith. They expect their religion and religious rights to be respected. However, if you believe in something else or not at all, get ready to get verbally trashed. Don't you know their religion is the only one God approved? That's why they're pro-pregnancy (they would rather not pay after the birth part) and for the death penalty. That is hypocrital since I hear most say it's up to God to punish, not theirs.

Epmgaw
Epmgaw

Wow, miracles really do occur, because today I agree with Kitty. Sure, convicted killers are entitled to an appeal - but only one, not three or more, and the process needs to be speeded up considerably. 

Anonymous
Anonymous

Kitty, how about you get YOUR facts straight. That Gallup poll wasn't published August 30, 2011, that's when the article you're referring to on theblaze.com was published. The Gallup poll that article pulls its data from was published in 2004. But hey, 3 months, 7 years, what's the difference, right?

In any case, that same poll and article also shows that people who attend church/religious services more frequently are less likely to support the death penalty than those who seldom or never attend services but still consider themselves "religious", 65% to 71%. Nice job on leaving that out to support your argument.

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

KITTY
KITTY

You saying "White boys posing as African American and committing crims to throw people off" is one of the most ridiculous statements ever made by man. You are so stupid and out of touch with reality. Play that old beat up worn out race card as often as you want. Intelligent people will never believe anything you say.

And what kind of name is Jenkem? I looked it up. It translates in to English as " grandma walked on all fours!"

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