A Florida man on trial for murdering his girlfriend during oral sex was found not guilty Monday.
Richard Henry Patterson, 65, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the October 2015 death of his girlfriend, 60-year-old Francisca Marquinez, according to NBC6.
Patterson previously admitted his girlfriend had choked on his penis during oral sex in her bedroom.
Broward County medical examiner Dr. Ronald Wright testified saying Marquinez could have died from asphyxiation.
Defense attorney Ken Padowitz told the jury that the woman’s death was undetermined.
Before the trial, Patterson’s lawyers filed a motion to allow the jury to see his penis to prove the “rough sex” argument. The motion was denied.
Peter Sapak, assistant state attorney, questioned why Patterson hadn’t called 911 after Marquinez died.
Richard Henry Patterson [seen in court during trial], admitted he had choked his girlfriend during oral sex in October 2015
Defense attorney Ken Padowitz called Dr. Ronald Wright, a former Broward County medical examiner, who said it was possible that Marquinez could have choked during oral sex
He also read to jurors a text message that Patterson had sent to his daughter the day after the incident.
“Your dad did something really bad last night,” Sapak read, according to the TV station. “I’m so, so sorry.”
Marquinez’s son, Omar Andrade, 41, earlier described Patterson as a “desperate man trying to avoid being convicted for the crime.”
Marquinez was found dead in her home at Margate’s Royal Palm Garden community on Oct. 28, 2015.