Juvenile charged as adult in murder of Magna teen

Isaac Patton. Photo: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 10, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office on Friday filed court papers to try a 17-year-old boy as an adult on charges including murder.

Isaac Nacdaniel Patton, of Salt Lake City, is charged in the Feb. 16 death of Tristen Mogadam, 18, who was shot outside his Magna home, at 3231 S. Julia Lane.

Charges filed in 3rd District Court are murder and aggravated robbery, first-degree felonies; three counts of discharge of a firearm, a second-degree felony; and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.

All charges except the last were filed with a “gang” enhancement, which means penalties will be great in case of conviction.

According to charging documents, Patton had arranged to buy marijuana from Mogadam and his younger brother. Patton and three other people reportedly arrived at Mogadam’s house, and met him in the driveway.

After Patton was given his drugs, charging documents say he pulled out a gun and asked, “What else you got?”┬áMogadam pushed away, and fled toward his house.

A male standing next to Patton said, “Blast him,” the charging documents state. Mogadam’s brother, 16, who was nearby, said he heard three shots, then he and his brother ran for the house, and Tristen Mogadam collapsed on the floor inside.

Police were dispatched to the scene at 10:59 p.m., and attempted live-saving measures on the victim, who was bleeding from the chest and unresponsive. Mogadam was pronounced dead at a local hospital 43 minutes later.

An autopsy found Mogadam had been hit by one bullet, which traveled through his back and heart, and out through his chest.

Patton reportedly told police he was in a gang, and that he believed Mogadam was in a rival gang.

Patton’s bail was set at $1 million.

Tristen Mogadam, 18, was shot in front of a home in Magna Feb. 16, and died in the hospital a short while later. Photo: Facebook


  1. Now that’s someone who does belong in prison not even 20 years old in a gang killed another kid over weed literally the story doesn’t say anything about a gang until later it say he ask for weed he got it then pulled his gun AMD said what else u got AMD he ran and the other dumb kid ran his mouth blast him so the dumb kid did it not even thinking he will get caught AMD his life is now over for good when u lock him up don’t let this one out he had a taste for blood he will kill again AMD Ur sending him basically into gang killing training the only thing he gonna do is get tattoos get high work out join more gangs and get gonna be worse off after he gets their then he is now this is also how u create monsters as well prison is not the amswe unless Ur a murder or a rapist or somethunf of that extreme I mean their people sitting in prison over possession of drugs AMD nothing more their bigger fish to fry AMD people who really deawrve to be their but as for this Ur absoulity right charging him as a aduky he made a aduky deciaon to take a life AMD aincd he listen. To some stupid kid AMD did it it shows how weak his will is that for sure if he will kill on someone just saying blast him imagine what he really will do

    • How are gonna say anything about this kids. He has not been found guilty of anything he was just charged so keep your thoughts and comments to yourself until he has been found guilty. Which in my opinion he is innocent until proven guilty


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