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Alexander Quarterman, 49, of New York, and Anthony Fowler, 44, of Akron, were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 55-year-old Derrick Patterson on July 17 in a parking lot near the 900 block of Copley Road.
That day, Fowler and Quarterman had fought with Patterson at a nearby convenience store, according to a Friday news release from county Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.
“Patterson’s nephew broke up the fight and dropped Patterson off about a block away,” reads the release. “Just minutes later, Fowler and Quarterman drove by and ran Patterson over, then shot and killed him. Fowler was arrested soon after the shooting.”
A Summit County jury on May 17 convicted both of two counts of murder with firearm specifications and two separate counts of felonious assault, one of which also included a firearm specification.
Fowler will be eligible for parole in 18 years. Quarterman will be eligible for parole in 25 years.