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Killer Couples
The Murder Of Michaela Costanzo

On the 3rd of November 2011 in Nevada, Michaela Costanzo was lured into Kody Patten’s suv, where she was bound and shoved in the boot. Patten’s girlfriend Toni Fratto then joined them for a drive to “The Gravel Pits” section of the desert. Once there Costanzo was pulled out, Fratto sat on her legs whilst Patten slashed her throat. Afterwards Fratto beat her with a shovel before burying.

Toni Fratto and Kody Patten pled guilty to avoid a death sentence and received life sentences

The Doomed Relationship

18 year old Toni Fratto was a devout Mormon, quiet and a high achiever until she met Kody Patten, he had severe anger issues and took them out on Fratto. School footage captured Patten strangle Fratto but as she had the mental maturity of a 15 year old she didn’t realise she was being abused.

Michaela Costanzo was a pretty and popular girl who was a longterm friend of Kody, the pair only dated once many years ago but remained friends. Fratto became obsessed with the thought of Patten leaving her for Costanzo and became jealous, possessive and isolating by making him cut contact. Fratto kept a diary expressing her disturbed hatred towards Michaela.

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Whass happenin’ y’all?  My Name is Kody Patten, I am 22 years old.  I am 6′6″, 181 lbs, with red hair and hazel eyes.  I am currently incarcerated at Ely State Prison, sure we all make mistakes—some worse than others.  My personality can be described as genuine, loyal, respectful, hard working, caring, outgoing, and drama FREE!  I love to joke and have a good time, things don’t always have to be so serious.  When times get rough I try to be my family and friends “go to” person for a laugh or even a shoulder to cry on.  Some of my hobbies consist of drawing, tattooing, writing, working, working out (gotta stay fit), and always trying to better myself & educate myself.  I currently have a half sleeve on my left forearm, all of which I did, as well as 6 other various tattoos.  I am BIG into family & friends, I put my all into my friendships & life itself, even though I am a bit restrained at the moment.  Staying strong and upbeat is a key aspect in keeping my head straight and moving forward.  My parents are rockstars for me, they never left my side and continue to be my anchor to life.  My brother continues to be a pain in my ass and I couldn’t ask for a better family.  As you can tell by my photo, my mom is my heart & soul.  I’m hoping to find some new & interesting people to get to know and hopefully find some common interests.  I’ll reply to all first letters.  As always thank you for your time and interest in my intro.
If you send pictures, be sure to write my full name and DOC# on the back (#1091721) or I won’t be able to get them!
Respect & Loyalty,
Kody Cree Patten

Kody Patten #1091721
Ely State Prison
PO BOX 1989
Ely, NV 89301


Toni Fratto, who along with her boyfriend, Kody Patten, abducted and murdered 16-year-old Micaela Costanzo, a fellow student.
The pair kidnapped Micaela from West Wendover High School in Nevada on 3 March, 2011, and drove her to a remote desert area. There she was brutally attacked with a shovel before Patten slashed her throat. Her body was found two days later, buried in a shallow grave in an area known as the gravel pits.
In 2012, Toni Fratto was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years have been served. Kody Patten was sentenced to life imprisonment.