Was There A Trayvon Martin Revenge Killing In Memphis?

murder suspects Mario Patterson, Dondre Johnson, and Jerrica Norfleet

murder suspects Mario Patterson, Dondre Johnson, and Jerrica Norfleet

On August 12 Mario Patterson, Dondre Johnson, and Jerrica Norfleet shot and killed 27 year old nurse David Santucci in Memphis, Tennessee.  Police are calling it a failed robbery but others are suggesting that Santucci was killed in revenge for Trayvon Martin.

The Blaze has more:

Miguel De Diago is one family member who doubts this killing was a failed robbery. He’s the the brother-in-law of David Santucci and told TheBlaze some stuff just doesn’t add up.

The first and foremost question in De Diago’s mind: If this was a robbery, why did his brother-in-law still have his wallet, car keys, and cell phone? Nothing was taken from him. And witnesses confirm that.

David Santucci

David Santucci

In addition to the fact that Santucci was still in possession of his phone and wallet, Miguel says witnesses told police that the car drove past David, stopped and backed up. One of the suspects (Mario Patterson) got out of the car and walked toward Santucci, fired a shot and ran back to the car, jumping into the driver’s seat and speeding off.  Miguel also says the police told him that the 9mm shell casing was found 10 feet from the body — an indication to him that the shooter was not at close range as would typically happen with a robbery.

Miguel told TheBlaze that he tracked the alleged shooter, Patterson through his Facebook account — an account now deleted.  He said the page had numerous photos of Trayvon Martin, and he wondered if it’s possible the shooting was a revenge killing for the Zimmerman verdict.