Father convicted of second-degree murder gets upper-end of punishment

A judge today sentenced a 22-year-old man convicted of second-degree murder to 22 years in state prison.

Taylor Satterfield will serve 100 percent of that sentence, Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole said.

Before coming to his decision, Poole considered a number of factors during a lengthy sentencing hearing. He heard testimony from Satterfield's family and Keiara Patton's mother, Amy Smartt.

As prosecutors outlined during an emotional trial in July, Satterfield went over to Patton's College Hill Courts apartment on May 13, 2014. While their children slept in a nearby room, Patton and Satterfield got into an argument. Satterfield waved a gun, prosecutors said, shot her once in the head, and fled the scene to dispose of evidence.

Charged with first-degree murder, Taylor was ultimately convicted of second-degree murder by a jury.