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Woman Released After 24 Years In Prison Claims Brother’s Testimony Was ‘Smoking Gun’ That Put Her Away

Patricia says that in 1981, she learned her ex-husband, Jerome, was killed. Sixteen years later, she was arrested for his murder. “I was completely blindsided,” Patricia claims of her arrest. “My brother Ishmael testified against me at my trial, and I was charged and convicted for conspiracy to murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Ishmael destroyed my life. His testimony was the smoking gun that put me away.” In the summer of 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom granted Patricia – who insists she did not commit the crime -- an emergency compassionate release from prison due to COVID-19. Now 69, Patricia says she wants to confront her brother, who insists he never lied but claims authorities twisted his words. Emotions get heated on Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, as Patricia and Ishmael face each other for the first time in over two decades as they try to resolve past events that Patricia says changed her life forever. And on Wednesday, Dr. Phil continues to unravel the story. Plus, Patricia’s grandson, Suge Knight Jr., the son of former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, says he stands by his grandmother. Check here to see where you can tune in. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story Dr. Phil won't believe?

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