Man sentenced to 100 years in murder

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man convicted of kidnapping and murder nearly three years ago was sentenced to 100 years in prison.

Tommie Patterson, 27, was one of four people convicted in the death of Terrell Houngues, 23, on May 8, 2005. He died on an all-terrain vehicle trail in the Matanuska-Susitna community of Houston.

Patterson's attorney said Patterson will appeal his conviction.

Palmer Superior Court Judge Eric Smith sentenced Patterson to 85 years for murder and 15 years for kidnapping.

Palmer District Attorney Roman Kalytiak had asked for a 99-year sentence for the murder.

Defense attorney Abigail Sheldon asked for a 20-year-sentence. She said the claim that Patterson had possession of a gun the day of the murder was never proven.

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