A Suffolk County Grand Jury returned a Murder indictment against Corey Patterson, 24, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, in connection with the killing of a Boston University student on November 8, 2009.
Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office allege that Patterson was involved in an altercation with Gregory Phillips outside the Kells Bar in Allston. Phillips, along with three friends, were leaving the bar after 2:00 a.m. when Patterson started hitting on one of the female friends and then making rude comments. An argument ensued which then became physical, at which time Patterson allegedly punched Phillips in the back of the head and then stabbed him in the chest.
At the time, Phillips was employed by Boston University in the Dining Services Department. Boston Police believe that Patterson was unarmed at the time, and he was taken to a Boston Hospital, where he died as a result of having been stabbed in the heart.
Patterson was not immediately arrested after the altercation. Rather, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office reports that shortly after the Murder, Patterson was arrested by Boston Police Officers when he returned to the scene to retrieve the purported murder weapon that he had discarded under a car.
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