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.