A 22-year-old Riverhead native was fatally struck with an axe during an unprovoked random attack by a stranger while minding his own business in Oklahoma on October 17.
Tulsa police said James “Jimi” Patterson was struck in the head with an axe by 26-year-old Israel Trejo and died four days later at an area hospital.
Trejo was charged with first-degree murder.
Patterson graduated from Riverhead High School in 2018. A classmate started a GoFundMe page to help raise $25,000 to pay for his funeral expenses.
The fundraiser had raised over $6,000 as of October 28.