The family of the slain Riverhead Oklahoma man are planning a candlelight service at the Riverhead High School football field on Monday night

The family of the slain Riverhead Oklahoma man are planning a candlelight service at the Riverhead High School football field on Monday night
The family of the slain Riverhead Oklahoma man are planning a candlelight service at the Riverhead High School football field on Monday night

Family and friends of former Riverhead resident James “Jimi” Patterson are planning a candlelight service in his memory for Monday, November 7 at 5:45 p.m. at the Riverhead High School football field.

Patterson died Oct. 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following a brutal and unprovoked ax attack inside an apartment on Oct. 17.

The victim’s sister is hosting the high school candlelight service for the former Riverhead resident, Patterson’s father Robert Patterson said.

The family is also planning a celebration of Patterson’s life to be held soon, Robert Patterson said.

Tusla police say Patterson was sitting inside the downtown Tulsa apartment, eating, when a man who had come to the apartment to buy another person an ax, unprovoked, swung the ax at Patterson and hit him in the head. The assailant fled, but was apprehended shortly afterwards by the police.

Israel Trejo, 26, originally arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, now faces one count of first-degree murder. He was arraigned Oct. 24 and is being held without bail in the Tulsa County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Tulsa County Criminal Court for a preliminary hearing Dec. 12.

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