Maurice Patterson was sentenced to death by the State of Pennsylvania for the murder of Eric Sawyer. According to court documents Maurice Patterson would order the murder of Eric Sawyer who would be shot twice in the head as he thought he was talking to the police. Maurice Patterson would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Maurice Patterson 2021 Information
|MAURICE PATTERSON||Commit Name|
Parole Number: 799CX
Date of Birth: 08/23/1973
Height: 5′ 07″
Current Location: PHOENIX
Permanent Location: PHOENIX
Committing County: PHILADELPHIA
Last Updated Time: 4/21/2021 4:00:18 AM
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A central Pennsylvania man could face the death penalty after being convicted of ordering a hit from his jail cell.
A Lycoming County Jury on Wednesday convicted 36-year-old Maurice Patterson on charges he set up the murder of a Philadelphia man. Now they must decide if he deserves the death penalty or will serve life in prison.
Thirty-eight-year-old Eric Sawyer was shot twice in the head in a Williamsport alley in March 2007. Prosecutors say Patterson ordered the shooting because drug-dealing associates told him Sawyer was working with police.
Forty-one-year-old Sean Durrant pleaded guilty to murder and acknowledged being the shooter, but testified that Patterson set up the shooting. Another man is serving a life sentence in the case.
Patterson testified he dealt drugs but never sanctioned a shooting.