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Man convicted in Kalamazoo Co. murders

Posted at 11:20 AM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 11:20:59-05

A Michigan man accused of killing two people in Southwest Michigan last year has been convicted in his first trial.

A jury convicted Zachary Patten of first degree murder on Monday. 

He shot and killed 31-year-old Graciela Portillo-Esparzer in Kalamazoo last July.
Patten told police he was aiming for her brother.

Patten is also accused of killing 29-year-old Shane richardson a few hours later in Saint Joseph County's Florence Township. 

Richardson was the husband of Patten's ex-wife.