Sergeant Edgar Patino plead guilty to a murder he did not commit ( when faced with the threat of the death penalty ).
On June 14, 2008, Megan Touma, 7 months pregnant, was murdered. Her body was found on the 21st June, 2008, at the Cross Creek Mall Fairfield Inn, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Patino worked for the Criminal Investigation Command of the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg.
When police entered, they found the Zodiac sign written in lipstick on a mirror.
Megan was killed in the bathtub and had been rabbit punched in the throat.
A Zodiac letter, dated June 17, 2008 (four days before the body was found), was sent, claiming responsibility.
Edwards also planted a typewriter to implicate Patino.
Patino was arrested on June 28, 2008. He denied the murder.
In 2010, threatened with a charge of 1st degree murder, and a possible death penalty, Patino plead guilty to 2nd degree murder, his lawyer did not inform him he could not appeal.
Patino was contacted in April 2013, and wrote back in a letter dated May 28, 2013.