Well, that title is a mouthful.
This story’s going to be a little hard to swallow, isn’t it? I’m going to say it right now that this probably happened in Florida. Only in f*cking Florida. I’m surprised the state is still in one piece.
Recently, a 65-year-old man, Richard Patterson, has been cleared of strangling his girlfriend. They had been in a relationship for four months before the event occurred. The girlfriend in question is Francisca Marquinez, who passed in October 2015.
Patterson’s lawyers filed a motion to put his penis on display.
His claim was that she had died while she was performing oral sex on him. Confessing to being the reason for her death, he denied all possibility that it was deliberate and malicious.
His lawyers said it was “essential” for the jury to see the size of his penis to understand his claim in full effect. However, the legal team changed tactics once a medical expert testified the impossibility of these allegations.
They later said that Patterson actually believed his version of events to be the truth.
Unfortunately, her body had become too decomposed for there to be an accurate analysis on the cause of death.
He did not call 911 immediately because he was “embarrassed and humiliated.” He did contact his daughter and ex-girlfriend saying, he “did something bad’ and ‘was so sorry”.
This lead to his arrest in November after he called a defence lawyer and told him about Marquinez. The police found no trauma or force on her body, and the defence argued that he claimed to have “choked” her rather than have “strangled” her.
Only in Florida could something like this happen. Crazy stuff happens there all the time.