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Marvin Sapp speaks out about Teleka Patrick case

  • Written by Lynette Holloway/The Root

sapp 600Marvin Sapp, the Grammy-nominated gospel singer and Grand Rapids, Mich. pastor, broke his silence recently to ABC 57 about his so-called connection to the Teleka Patrick case.

"I don't know much about the details of the case, other than the fact that I really feel terrible for her family," Sapp, pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids told the news station.

The comment comes several months after he was thrust headlong into controversy surrounding the disappearance of the 30-year-old Michigan doctor. Patrick's body was found early last month in a lake in Porter, Indiana, less than a mile away from where her car was found on the side of I-94. Two autopsies confirmed that she had died of asphyxia from drowning.

"I can't even imagine my daughter ending up in that type of situation," Sapp told the news station.

ABC 57 obtained a copy of the restraining order Sapp filed against Patrick in September 2013, about two months before she disappeared. The documents show charges by Sapp that Patrick reached out to him and showed up at his house more than 400 times.

Police said Sapp was not a suspect in Patrick's disappearance.

Sapp says he sends his condolences to the Patrick family.

Patrick was buried on April 25 in Orlando, Florida, the report says.
Read more at ABC 57.

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