Florida Man Says Girlfriend Choked To Death On His Penis During Oral Sex, Wants To Show Jury Sex Organ
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Florida Man Says Girlfriend Choked To Death On His Penis During Oral Sex, Wants To Show Jury Sex Organ

Florida murder suspect Richard Patterson claims his girlfriend choked to death on his penis. Broward County Associate Medical Examiner Iori Boiko took the stand during the third day of the bizarre homicide trial and said he had never come across an asphyxiation by oral sex case before in his entire career.

Richard Patterson, 65, is on trial for the murder of his 60-year-old girlfriend, Francisca Marquinez. The Florida man has been charged with second-degree murder in a death prosecutors maintain did not occur accidentally during oral sex but was intentional strangulation.

Patterson reportedly offered to show the members of the jury his penis to help further his case and prove his innocence. The Florida prosecutors tasked with trying the case did not object to the defendant’s penis being used as evidence in the case but stated if shown, the male sex organ should be erect, according to a report by the Miami Herald.

Iori Boiko performed the autopsy on Francisca Marquinez. The Florida medical examiner said for the woman to have died while performing the oral sex act, Patterson’s penis would have had to be lodged deeply into her throat for at least two to three minutes, Local10 reports.

“I don’t think it’s possible,” the Broward County medical examiner’s office staffer said under oath. “If she cannot breathe, she usually [would] start to kicking, biting or do something to prevent this blocking of the airway, try to open this airway.”

Boiko said fighting while attempting to gasp for air is a “normal reaction” for any human being. He also testified that if Richard Patterson’s penis had actually obstructed his girlfriend’s airway, evidence of such a struggle would have been present.

The medical examiner said he was unable to give an exact cause of death in the case because Francisca Marquinez’s neck and facial area were severely decomposed when the remains arrived for the post-mortem examination. The majority of the body was a combination of black and green by the time it was discovered and transported.

Patterson said he did not immediately report the death of his girlfriend because he was “embarrassed.” Instead of calling 911, Patterson waited 24 to 48 hours and then called both his ex-girlfriend and his daughter. Marquinez was last seen alive two days before her body was taken to the medical examiner’s office.

Richard Patterson’s attorney Ken Padowitz said his client did not even realize anything was wrong with Francisca Marquinez after they finished their sexual activity. According to the defense attorney, Patterson only realized his girlfriend was unresponsive after he returned from the bathroom about 15 minutes after having oral sex, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

When the murder trial began earlier this week, Padowitz asked Broward County Judge Lisa Porter to allow Richard Patterson to show his penis as evidence.

“I believe it’s pertinent,” the attorney argued.

Assistant State Attorney Peter Sapak argued the defendant’s penis must be erect if it is truly going to be used as proof the death of Francisca Marquinez was an accidental act during oral sex.

“Is it going to be erect, or is it going to be flaccid? Because the allegation is they’re having sexual intercourse and I’m assuming the size of the penis does matter for the defense. How is the defendant going to be erect when the jury views it? Because a flaccid penis, whether it be a picture or the jury actually seeing it, is completely irrelevant. It needs to be erect.”

Padowitz is planning to call Dr. Ronald Wright, a former medical examiner for Broward County, to testify Marquinez’s death is consistent with accidental sexual asphyxiation during oral sex. The defense motion requesting Richard Patterson’s penis be shown to the jury also argued jury members have been taken to places pertinent to a case to garner a better understanding of the evidence, so they should also be permitted to view the defendant’s anatomy in order to fully grasp Dr. Wright’s testimony.

Prosecutor Sapak is standing by his request that the penis is shown erect if shown to the jury at all. He feels the state of Richard Patterson’s sex organ is an important aspect of the murder case. The defense team does not agree.

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