Patterson pre-trial hearing this Thursday

Capital murder trial

By G. Romero Wendorf

EDINBURG – Accused murderess and former hospice administrator Melissa Patterson has a pre-trial hearing set for this Thursday, July 6th, inside state District Judge Noe Gonzalez’s 370th courtroom as her Aug. 14th trial quickly approaches.

Considering that she and her alleged accomplice, Angel Mario Garza, an undocumented immigrant with a criminal record, were first arrested and charged approximately two years ago for the Jan. 28th, 2015, cold-blooded murder of 96-year-old WW II vet Marty Knell inside his north-side McAllen home, this road to a trial by jury has taken a long time to travel.

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