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      Toledo man given two life sentences for 2011 double murder

      Daurin Patton

      Daurin Patton was sentenced to life without parole for the shooting death of a North Toledo woman and her teenage son in November 2011. The sentence was handed down by Judge Dean Mandros in a Lucas County courtroom Monday afternoon. Last Friday Patton was found guilty on two counts of aggravated murder and one county of aggravated robbery in connection with the November 25, 2011 shooting incident. Judge Mandros sentenced Patton to life without parole for each murder and ordered that they be served consecutively. Patton was also given a sentence of three years for robbery and three years on a gun specification charge.

      Prosecutors presented evidence that on November 25, 2011 Patton shot 34-year-old Veronica Serrano and her 14-year-old son Timothy Blair as they stood on the porch of their Page Street home in North Toledo.

      Patton made a brief statement prior to sentencing. "I proclaim my innocence and will file grounds for an appeal," Mr. Patton said. Judge Mandros said the evidence pointing to Patton's guilt was "overwhelming".