Mickey Patterson ordered to pay $10 million to victims' families - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Mickey Patterson ordered to pay $10 million to victims' families

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Convicted murderer Mickey Patterson has been ordered to pay more than $10 million to the relatives of his victim. 

Patterson was convicted in September in the murder of Kay Harrelson. He was also charged, but never tried in the murder of her friend, Peggy Merrimon. Patterson was sued by both women's families back in 2008. A District Judge has ruled Patterson must pay more than $5 million to the Harrelson and more than $5 million to the Merrimon family.

A Lubbock jury sentenced Patterson to life in prison in September.

The wrongful death civil lawsuit claimed Patterson killed the women and then hid their bodies.

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