Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Girlfriend/Fiancee Coming Forward with Confession

I haven't been paying very close attention to this story the past few months but looked up recent news about it tonight and found a new development.

Toni Fratto Mug Shot

Kody Patten's girlfriend or Fiancee (they've referred to her both ways) came forth with a confession to Kody's 2 attorneys, saying that she is the killer instead of Kody. She claims she was there, that Kody beat her with a shovel but that Toni Fratto (Kody's girlfriend) was the one who cut her throat to kill her. There is speculation as to the timing of the murder since she was seen in person with her mother at 6 pm, according to witnesses. So the timing would mean they only had 20 minutes to actually commit the murder, stash the weapons and get home to clean up before she was seen with her mother.

Also, with this new development coming from Kody's attorneys, there is speculation that the attorneys went about getting the recorded confession from her the wrong way, that she could have been under the impression that they would protect her and be her attorneys when in fact her confession negates that possibility. The attorneys did not flat out tell her they could not be her lawyers and it looks like they sort of persuaded her to talk to them confidentially.

Regardless of the attorney involvement, Toni Fratto was arrested and is in jail currently. It's clear she has intentions to protect her boyfriend Kody but her story still remains to be proven true or false.

Original Police Investigation

You can read the news stories I found this information here: NV Teen Cleared to Stand Trial, Teen Cleared for Classmate's Murder Trial, Police Search for Evidence For or Against Toni Fratto's Confession and the most recent news of Toni Fratto Speaks: No Remorse for Murder, Only Wanted to Help Boyfriend.


*Update from April 1, 2011: Autopsy will reveal all.

*Update from March 25, 2011: Patten has chosen 2 attorneys.

*Update from March 23, 2011: Patten now has an attorney.

*Update from March 16, 2011: Stop the Violence in NV.

*Original story from March 11, 2011: Tragedy in West Wendover.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Autopsy Will Reveal All

Another news report was published on March 31st about how the Autopsy could make or break the case for Kody Patten in the alleged murder of Micaela Costanzo. According to this news report, an Amber Alert was NOT issued once this teenager was reported missing and that could be a detail that would be looked at closely if the time of death appears way later than when Kody was with her - which will be revealed in the Autopsy. Time will tell.

*Update from March 25, 2011: Patten has chosen 2 attorneys.

*Update from March 23, 2011: Patten now has an attorney.

*Update from March 16, 2011: Stop the Violence in NV.

*Original story from March 11, 2011: Tragedy in West Wendover.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Patten chooses his two attorneys to represent him

Another update on Kody Patten, the 18 year old, who allegedly murdered Micaela Costanzo with a shovel and buried her body in a shallow grave. He has Chosen his 2 Attorneys to represent him in court: John Ohlson from Reno and Jeff Kump from Elko. He has a preliminary hearing set for May 5th and 6th coming up.

Kody Patten Arrested

*Update from March 23, 2011: Patten now has an attorney.

*Update from March 16, 2011: Stop the Violence in NV.

*Original story from March 11, 2011: Tragedy in West Wendover.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kody Patten now has an Attorney

According to the news article from Coyote-TV, Kody Patten now has a court appointed attorney working for him named Robert Ohlson. The death penalty is still out on the table in this case. "Ignoring his claim of accident and panic, Patten’s statement to police could put him on death row by itself." So we will see how this case is handled and what the future holds for Kody Patten.

Kody Patten | Wendover Murder

*Update from March 16, 2011: Stop the Violence in NV.

*Original story from March 11, 2011: Tragedy in West Wendover.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NV Looking to Stop the Violence

ElkoDaily.com mentioned that Nevada is now looking into the issue of domestic violence and stalking among teen relationships. Unfortunately, it is too late to save one girl's life by putting more effort into Stopping the Violence in Nevada. They are merely trying to avoid this from happening to someone else in the future.

This is a follow-up to the original story about the Tragedy in West Wendover involving Kody Patten (alleged murderer) and Micaela Costanzo (the victim).

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tragedy in West Wendover

Last week, an 18 year old boy allegedly murdered an ex-girlfriend of his who was 16 years old and named Micaela Costanzo. They both attended the Junior/Senior High school there in West Wendover, NV.

Here is the very first story about the girl when she went missing: 16 year old girl missing. The 2nd story where the Community mourns death of teen, the 3rd story where the Murderer explains the details of the event involving a shovel, and the 4th story where the District Attorney is still considering the death penalty for Kody Patten.

The Pattens are a family that Butch is related to. He is cousins with Kody's father and he is very familiar with their family. He stayed with them for the entire 3 months he was out there for his ambulance driver job. Kody hung around with Butch a lot during that time, which was 2 summers ago.

In summary, both Butch and I feel very sad and somber for both families involved and hope that justice will be brought forward and the real truth will be revealed. Such a tragedy!!