Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting and Killing his Wife and Mother-In-Law

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/15 2014 01:42PM

Updated 03/15 2014 01:47PM

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ar.-- A Greenland man has pleaded guilty to two counts of Capital Murder for shooting his wife and mother-in-law at their home last year.

Patterson pleaded guilty to two counts of Capital Murder and one count of Attempted Capital Murder Mar. 14.

In January of 2013, police arrested Patterson at the Elmwood Apartments in Greenland, Ar. for shooting three women, his mother-in-law Betty Desalvo, 53, his wife Hope Patterson, 34, and Desalvo's sister Denise Fulfer, 55.

Desalvo was pronounced dead at the scene. Patterson was taken to the hospital where she later died. Fulfer was hospitalized for serious injuries and later recovered.

Patterson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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