Jury Selection In Trial Of Former Hospice Manager Begins

HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas - Jury selection will begin next week in the trial of 49-year-old Monica Melissa Patterson.

Patterson is the daughter of former Hidalgo County Commissioner Hector 'Tito' Palacios. Patterson is accused in the murder of an elderly man, whose wife was a patient at the local hospice she managed.

According to the criminal complaint, Patterson and an accomplice are accused of causing the death of 96-year-old Martin Knell, in an attempt to obtain the proceeds of his estate.


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