Lehigh man receives 25-year sentence in death of NJ man

Patrick Smith, along with accomplices, Travis Morin, 26, of Danbury, N.H., Charles Blanchard, 23, of Hill, N.H., and Smith's girlfriend, Jessica French, 26, of Lehigh Acres, all were convicted of robbing Medina. However, Smith was the only one convicted of murder and kidnapping. Blanchard, who officials said beat up Medina in the car and apparently confessed to an undercover police officer in a New Hampshire jail, pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 18 years to life in state prison.


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