Sister of teen killed in home intrusion expected to take the stand

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by CASEY NORTON

WFAA

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 2 at 1:16 PM

FORT WORTH - More emotional testimony is expected in a Fort Worth murder trial today.

Eric Forrester's sister is expected to take the stand. She was with him when they went home for lunch on April 10, 2010, finding intruders inside their home. Forrester had called 911 and could be heard shot on the call. His sister was able to escape.

Broderick Patterson, 18, faces life in prison for his role in the murder. His attorneys allege the co-defendant, Clifton Elliott, fired the fatal shot. Both were juveniles at the time of the shooting.

Patterson's attorneys portrayed him as a 16 year old who made the mistake of running with the wrong crowd. He has already plead guilty but is hoping to avoid a life sentence. Elliot is awaiting trial on capital murder charges.

The prosecution laid out a pattern of criminal behavior, including crimes that happened just days before the fatal shooting.

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