Case of two in death of Memphis nurse bound to grand jury

Case of two in death of Memphis nurse bound to grand jury


MEMPHIS (AP) - The case of two men accused of shooting and killing a Memphis nurse has been ordered sent to a grand jury for consideration.

General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Loyce Lambert-Ryan concluded Thursday that there's enough evidence to continue the case against 23-year-old Mario Patterson and 19-year-old Dondre Johnson. Patterson and Johnson are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old David Santucci as he left a party in Memphis on August 12.

Santucci's mother, Darlin Fugit, told The Commercial Appeal she forgives Patterson and Johnson.

The judge quickly dispatched the defendants to the grand jury's hands, saying "there's no doubt about what they were out there trying to do."

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