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Teen Killer Broderick Patterson Gets Life

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Broderick Patterson, 18, curses at jurors and the media after receiving a life sentence for killing 17-year-old Eric Forrester. Broderick Patterson, 18, curses at jurors and the media after receiving a life sentence for killing 17-year-old Eric Forrester.

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Broderick Patterson on Friday was sentenced to life in prison for killing a fellow teen.

The 18-year-old murdered 17-year-old Eric Forrester during a 2010 Fort Worth home burglary.

Immediately, after the judge read the jury's verdict, Patterson cursed and then turned to look behind him at where his mother was sitting.

"I love you, momma, you hear me?" Patterson said.

Then, as two bailiffs restrained him and led him from the courtroom, the teen continued his tirade.

"All you all jury – f**k all y'all. Bitch ass ni***s," Patterson said. "State, f**k you, too, puss-ass ni***s."

Prosecutors said jurors were stunned and some shaken by the outburst. But, Prosecutor Christy Jack said she's actually glad it happened.

"I hate to say I'm grateful he reacted that way, but I'm grateful that the jury got to see the real Broderick Patterson. I think he demonstrated exactly who we've believed and who the evidence showed he was," she said.

Outside the courtroom, the chaos continued, with one of Patterson's supporters cursing at and then charging a FOX 4 photographer.

Patterson's aunt later said she feels the juvenile justice system failed her nephew.

"Broderick should have been placed in a boot camp facility. There should not have been time, after time, after time for him to continually get a slap on the wrist for the things he was doing. There's no help for our youth out there. But it takes something tragic like this to happen before anyone pays attention," Shery Pulte said.

Apparently the teen was arrested multiple times in 2009 for burglary, a purse snatching and an assault at Southwest High School. In fact, he was on probation for burglary when he and his co-defendant in the case broke into Forrester's home.

He was 16 years old at the time of the crime but was certified and tried as an adult. He pleaded guilty to capital murder.
Patterson's co-defendant, 18-year-old Clifton Elliott, is still awaiting trial.

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