Jailed Girlfriend Of Fallen Miami Officer Pleads Not Guilty
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The girlfriend of a Miami Officer who is accused of murder her boyfriend, plead not guilty.
The attorney for Tiniko Thompson filed a written plea of not guilty for Thompson and requested a trial by jury.
Pembroke Pines Police said Thompson murdered Officer Carl Patrick, 52, on May 7th , wrapped his body in a comforter while he was still alive and disappeared for two days.
Thompson, a public service aide for the City of Miami Police Department, was arrested on May 28th charged with the 2nd degree murder of Patrick.
The fallen officer was discovered shot and killed inside his home on May 9th in Pembroke Pines after he had missed work.
Thompson’s lawyer maintained that Patrick shot himself during a struggle with her in Patrick’s Pembroke Pines home but police say that’s not what happened, according to a warrant.
Click here to read about the warrant for Thompson’s arrest.
Thompson’s warrant says, “ He was on his back in a confined place with a restricted ability to move and his body angled toward the wall at the time he was shot.” The report goes on to say, “The Medical Examiner advised the wound would not be consistent with him shooting himself.”
In addition, according to the arrest affidavit, the autopsy shows “the injury would have been survivable had medical assistance been obtained.”
A source told CBS 4 News that Thompson also tried to clean up the crime scene and left a note in the house, saying “It was an accident we had a fight,” according to the warrant.
Investigators said Thompson left the home and in the days after the shooting, spent time at a storage facility, dropping off baby items. But her attorney confirms she is not currently pregnant. He would not say whether she was in the past.
Click here to see a video of Thompson shortly after the shooting.
Police said Thompson’s family called police two days after the shooting because Thompson was contemplating suicide.
She is currently being held on no bond.