September 27, 1989 ~ November 10, 2012 

Murder Mystery in Midlothian Texas

Christopher Todd Erick


Patsy Erick (Chris' paternal grandmother)

--  8 / 6/ 2014--  CASE CLOSED "AS IS"  BY MIDLOTHIAN POLICE--

According to police reports Midlothian Texas police detectives Sgt Timothy Scott and Commander Cody McKinney asked Pat Erick and her son, Steven Erick to take a polygraph. They refused ! 


Click here for Patsy Erick's written police statement.                                                                                                                           

(Click on video below)  The email used to purchase the cyanide from Amazon was Patsy Erick's email.  Mrs. Erick altered this evidence prior to turning it over to police.  Mrs. Erick deleted her email & added in Christopher's.  

1.  Grandma Pat was reportedly the last person to see Christopher alive. 

--  UPDATE:  3/20/2015  - We finally received 6 crime scene pictures from Midlothian PD Slide marks on the sheet where Chris' rear end was dragged across the bed. Pat had help moving and staging Chris' body.  Who helped her? Midlothian police refuse to provide a list of the names of those who were present at the crime scene.  The paramedic reports from 11/10/2012 were all withheld from the family.  

2.  In March 2012-  Grandma Pat states to  Christopher's Mom, "I will see Chris Dead before I see him in one of those hospitals".

--  UPDATE: According to police reports, Chris was 2 days away from reaching help in the hospital. Pat saw him dead instead.  


- Pat's statements to police:  Page 130- Pat states, "When Chris was released from Green Oaks in July 2012, he was functioning at such a low level that he was considered totally disabled and unable to care for himself. The three options available were to have him institutionalized in a state mental hospital, put him on the street, or care for him at home. Chris had already had a stint in a state hospital that resulted in a total psychotic breakdown on May 30, 2012 SO THAT WAS NOT A VIABLE OPTION." <<<<<


--  The Documented Truth : The Mother went to court and had Christopher involuntarily admitted into a hospital because he was having a breakdown. The hospital did not cause this, they helped Chris. While he was in the hospital the nurse reported that they finally were able to detox Chris off of his  meds including the prescription Adderall XR and his symptoms completely disappeared. Chris even looked better.     But Pat  clearly feels that Chris going to the hospital was NOT AN OPTION FOR HIM.     Adderall XR was found in his system when he died, along with Cyanide poison.

--  Why was Mrs. Erick so much against Christopher receiving proper medical attention at a hospital? Did she continuously interfere  because she did not want educated eyes and minds delving into the possible cause of the condition in question, chronic long term poisoning?
3.  Chris was in  Dallas County Texas Court on Nov. 8, 2012 regarding a legal charge for which  his own father  set him up to be arrested  for selling a new prescription  bottle of Adderall  which  Chris had just had filled at the pharmacy.  After multiple  persistent requests of his so called friend,  Chris finally caved in and agreed to sell his Rx Adderall to the "friend."  During this court hearing on Nov. 8, 2012 the court chose to drop all charges and send Chris to get   hospitalization for  Adderall addiction.   Hospitalization was set to begin on November 12, 2012, but Chris was found dead Nov. 10, 2012.  Today that criminal charge reads "Dismissed" due to "Special Condition"-  Death Certificate.  Judge Tracy Holmes denied all of the Mother's requests for more information about the case.  
--  According to the Medical Examiner's findings, Chris suffered his first heart attack (a torn aorta up near the neck/collarbone area) on November 8, 2012.  (Same day as court.) The medical examiner said that this first area had about  one day longer to heal than what was seen in the 2nd heart attack  area.  This 2nd area had approximately 6-8-12 hours before his life stopped.  Christopher suffered for two days!

5.  Cyanide death by ingestion or by inhalation is not a pleasant, calm death. To find the victims “lying in a reposeful attitude” would be most consistent with their having been PLACED in “repose” after death. Murder would be a definite possibility (that should certainly have been further investigated). "Is it Murder" by Dr. Richard Sherman Keller . 

--  Update: Crime scene pictures depict a definite staged crime scene.  Binding straps (for restraining the victim)  found on the chair next to Chris' body.   Chris' clenched fists and open eyes suggests death was painful, nothing peaceful about this.  In Pat's written statement to police, she says she went in to check on him and found him "sleeping",  "he looked so peaceful".....  --  CHRIS' EYES WERE OPEN!

6.  The day of Chris' death, Pat and Steve both refused to accept phone calls  from Chris' Mother. Pat finally responded to a text sent by the Mother which asked, "How did Chris die". Pat responded with only 3 words "Naturally and Peacefully. When police called the Mother to notify her of her son's death,   the police officer said it appeared that Chris just went to sleep the night before and died "Naturally and Peacefully in his sleep." Police told the mother that same day that there was nothing that indicated foul play or suicide.   


One month later Chris tested positive for Cyanide Poison.   

7.   After Chris tested positive for poison, 6 months later we found out Pat Erick's master card and her email  was used for the purchase of cyanide.   Pat lied to police saying it was Chris' credit card.

8. -Update:  Police reports confirm that  on Aug 6, 2012  Pat Erick  added a new credit card ending in 4101 on Amazon.com .  August 6, 2012 was also the date that the judge signed a court order for Chris' mental status to be evaluated in the Dallas county court.  In the Freedom Of Information Act Packet provided to the Mother,  Midlothian Police Department had blacked out  proof  that it was  Pat Erick's email address and not Chris'.  It was still visible when held up to the sunlight.  It was also verified by Amazon.com and voice recorded  by Chris' Mother.  


 9.  August 7, 2012 Pat faked another email to a chemical company stating "This purchase was made by a suicidal person with out the card holder knowledge or permission."  Pat provided this email to police claiming she "saved" Chris.  (Alfa Aesar)  The mother contacted Alfa Aesar and was told that they have never received an email about a suicidal person, Ever!  Pat provided false and forged evidence to Midlothian Police Officer Sgt Tim Scott. No response  was ever  provided to Chris' Mother by MPD. 

10.  Someone discarded the remaining cyanide before police arrived. It has never been located.

11.  The day after Chris died, the Maternal Grandmother called Pat to plan Chris funeral, but when the Maternal Grandmother told Pat that  said she wanted to pay for Chris funeral, Pat quickly stated, "No I promised Chris that I would pay for everything at his funeral. It didn't occur to anyone until  later, Pat had  planned Chris' funeral prior to his death! 


Sgt Tim Scott at MPD stated, "This is reasonable suspicion."  But then did nothing. 

Update:  Pat arranged for Christopher's funeral to be a non-commemorative funeral only.  Which meant Pat chose  not to make arrangements for flowers,  prayers or even music.  Not even a memorial.   Pat did not even provide clothing for Chris!  Chris was quickly cremated.  


Chris' Maternal family were sent scrambling to pull together a respectful Memorial for Chris, but neither Chris' Dad nor Grandma Pat, none of the Paternal family attended Chris' memorial or his visitation at the funeral home.


The Mother attempted several times to post Chris' memorial information on Chris' Facebook page.  Later she received an email confirmation from Chris' account that it was Grandma Pat.  She had broken into Chris' Facebook account  and deleted every post about Chris' memorial.  


Only a few weeks after Chris' death, Pat also had the funeral home delete Chris' online obituary which Chris' mother had just made for him.  Pat paid, so Pat was allowed by the funeral home, to take control of Chris' final details. 


--Update:  Police reports confirm that Pat admitted to frequently accessing Chris' email and online accounts without his knowledge or permission.  Pat claimed this was for his protection,  but as you can see above,  this is just one of many times Mrs. Erick abused Christopher's online accounts to cause intentional harm to others, especially where Christopher and his mother were concerned.

12.  Chris did not have a "Living Will" prior to moving in with Pat Erick. Chris was so confused he wrote on his Facebook page  that he was having trouble remembering his  own name. (Confusion is a symptom of chronic cyanide poisoning.) He was definitely too confused to consider that he needed a living will. 

--  UPDATE  -  12/ 30 / 2014  -  Georgia Bureau  of Investigation handwriting expert  provided his  assessment on several questionable documents which were provided to police  by Pat Erick. Two of those letters which were Allegedly Chris" living will"  Page 1 & Page 2   The opinion provided  by the GBI  was that Chris' living will had either been forged completely or altered.  This living will requested for Chris to be cremated.

13.  In the cyanide poisoning case of the Chicago lottery winner and in many other cyanide poisoning cases, it was  first realized he was ill when he emitted a loud scream. Interestingly enough, that tends to be a classic symptom of cyanide poisoning, an almost involuntary response to the internal collapse. Gettler once described this as a "death scream." The description of Khan’s death has him screaming, staggering to a chair, and dying as he sat there."


14.  Chris girlfriend claims that Chris stated he and grandma Pat entered into some sort of a "death pact" together. Police never interviewed the girlfriend about this.  Obviously Pat did not keep her end of the bargain. What was this sick woman  feeding  this very confused young man. 

it was known that Pat  had told  Chris that she was dying from  some sort of breathing disease. 7 years later and Pat is still alive.  Pat secluded and targeted Christopher.  

15.  The Medical Examiner there were  signs present that indicated long term cyanide poisoning. These long term poisoning signs were dismissed and claimed to be caused by "Chris long term heart disease."  

16.  Shortly before his death, Chris had complained of blisters on his tongue.

17.   Chris went to visit his doctor about his symptoms and not feeling well.  His doctor gave him a shot of B-12 and sent Chris home to rest. Chris' complaints were severe fatigue, nausea with vomiting, severe confusion and depression.  (All typical symptoms of chronic cyanide poisoning) 

18.  Correction:  The medical examiner stated that there was none of the typical foaming from the mouth found in Chris throat or mouth.  So then what caused the red lesions seen around Chris mouth in crime scene photos? The family say it was from suffocation?

19Pat told Chris' Mother that Chris died "Naturally and Peacefully ", but how would she have knowledge about how he died unless she was with him!

20.  Update: (page 49 of the MPD FOIA packet)  - In Officer Cody McKinney's police report he stated that Pat Erick was claiming someone broke in to her house and now she  is missing a container which held her miscellaneous WIRES AND CABLES which she last saw in Christopher's room. ---IS THAT STATEMENT ALONE NOT ENOUGH TO DIRECTLY INCRIMINATE PAT TO THE CABLES SEEN ON THE RESTRAINT CHAIR NEXT TO CHRIS' DEAD BODY?  

 Online Stalking/Harassment by Pat Erick a.k.a. - Ginny Goset

















   (above) Feb. 27, 2013 - Pat high jacked Christopher's personal Facebook page (for the second time) and deleted my posts when I would share Chris' memorial information (multiple times)























(above) Feb. 25. 2013 - Two days before Pat re-gained access to Christopher's private account, Pat created a fake Facebook account. Ginny GoSet is also known as Pat Erick. "Ginny" had liked " The Bull Moose" but that was the only activity on her profile. It just so happens that "The Bull Moose" is the restaurant  that Pat and Steve own in Colorado.  "Ginny" had also contacted me publicly on Christopher's memorial face book page. Her first post I just deleted and moved on.  It seemed her post was intended to attack my credibility rather than support.
This was the second post by Ginny Goset which I did respond to regarding her question of a "conspiracy" . Ginny would not respond but her account has since been suspended by Face book. There was also another fake face book account set up during this same time frame as a man "Jerry Berry",  who appeared to be close to Pat's age, but  this person contacted my minor daughter. In the message to my daughter "Jerry Berry" stated that he was sorry for her loss and if she would give him her address he would like to send her something in the mail in memory of her brother Christopher. When I contacted him, he refused to respond.
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