While getting ready for church Mr. Patterson received a phone call from a man needing his car towed and repaired if possible. He got on his work clothes and met the man at a truck stop and they both went to get the car and take it to his garage. Mr. Patterson fixed the the car. The man gave him a credit card to pay for it but the machine wouldn’t take it. Mr. Patterson called the credit card company while he was on the phone the man was behind him and reached around and stabbed him in the chest. Mr. Patterson staggered outside in front of the station and died. The man dragged him inside and stripped him of his cash and credit cards. The man was wanted for 2 other murders and was caught and convicted. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection.