Convicted killer found guilty of second murder
CENTREVILLE, Mich. — A convicted killer was found guilty of a second murder by a jury Friday in southwest Michigan.
Zachary Patten was convicted on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, home invasion and felony firearm in connection with the 2017 death of Shane Richardson.
Patten was sentenced to life in prison last year for killing 31-year-old Gabriela Portillo-Esparza in Kalamazoo County. Investigators said he got into an argument with her brother and shot Portillo-Esparza when she got between them.
He then drove to St. Joseph County, where he killed Richardson, his ex-wife’s husband.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 21.