The next witness called to the standwas a friend of Patterson’s, who he spoke with after Patterson’s fight with hisgirlfriend, and prior to police arrival. On the phone, Patterson reportedlysaid: ” ‘my guns are loaded…locked andloaded.’ He said he wasn’t going to jail and he wasn’t leaving his house,”recalls Ernest Davenport. This issomething Davenport says Patterson later denied saying. He also says Patterson sounded angrier thannormal– it was not their usual interaction.
The trial is set to continue on Monday.