Guilty plea in murder of Justin Ferrari – UPDATED



The King County Prosecutor’s Office just issued a press release that Andrew Patterson has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the May 2012 shooting death of Justin Ferrari.

He faces 15 to 22 years in prison. King County Prosecutors will recommend 19.25 years. He will be sentenced August 23.

Patterson, who just turned 21, was arrested July 19, 2012, after a heavy police search. Court documents gave an intimate look into how detectives built their case against him.

What started as an argument escalated quickly into tragedy as Patterson pulled a gun and fired shots, police documents said. Justin Ferrari was driving his van through the intersection at exactly the wrong time and was struck in the head.

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