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Judge sentences Roosevelt man to 20 years to life in fatal stabbing of beloved Roman Catholic deacon

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A Roosevelt man who admits he murdered a Roman Catholic deacon who was serving to him flip his life round was sentenced on Wednesday.

The deacon ran a transitional home for homeless males with a prison previous, when he was brutally killed practically 5 years in the past. As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, the admitted killer supplied condolences to his grieving household.

A spot of hope in Roosevelt grew to become a homicide scene when kindness was repaid with violence.

Back in November 2017, Deacon Pat Logsdon, who ran Anthony’s House, was stabbed to loss of life with a kitchen knife.

“People trying to help those coming out of prison, giving them second chances, there’s very few of those people in the world. And the fact we lost one this way is awful for the community. It’s devastating for our family,” stated Anthony Logsdon, the sufferer’s nephew.

“To know how brutally my brother was murdered, and how a caring man, he would do anything for anybody, is just overwhelming,” Jim Logsdon stated.

The deacon’s household got here from Texas to face Andre Patton, who pleaded responsible to the homicide.

“They might have been having an argument over something. He had certain rules of the house, and he wanted the men to follow the rules. [Patton] was so angry, he stabbed him 20 times,” Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly stated.

Donnelly hailed police for by no means giving up after Patton fled, monitoring him down six months later in Tennessee.

His legal professional, Mindy Plotkin, stated Patton now accepts duty.

“I know that he wanted to extend his condolences. There is deep remorse and I hope that the family can achieve a modicum of peace over time,” Plotkin stated.

“Our family will miss him, no doubt about it. What he really took away from life was the people he served and the people he helped. That’s the person he should have really apologized to,” Jim Logsdon stated.

Pat Logsdon devoted his life to giving those that lost their approach a greater path. His brother stated he won’t ever perceive a homicide by a recipient of his generosity.

“It’s hard to describe a human being that is that giving to other people and so selfless to themselves,” Jim Logsdon stated.

Sentencing him to 20 years to life, the choose informed Patton that regardless of his historical past of trauma, nothing justifies the violence.

Reflecting on a life he took away from the neighborhood, Donnelly stated she hopes Patton will serve greater than 20 years.

The household estimates Deacon Pat helped 4,000-5,000 males throughout his years operating the transitional home in Roosevelt.   

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