Defense rests in Patton murder trial

The defense has rested its case in the trial of Frank D. Patton.

Patton, 30, is on trial this week for the Feb. 23, 2008, shooting death of his wife, Remika Patton, 30, at their home on Hilma Street in Moss Point.

Defense Attorneys Brice Kerr and Beau Rudder on Thursday played more than two hours of taped police interviews with Patton after the killing to show his mental state. He was crying and said little, though he alleged an intruder came in the home.

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