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Former employee admits to leaving threatening notes around hospital

By JOLEEN FERRIS

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Oneida County Court to making a terrorist threat in the form of threatening notes left around the hospital he worked at.

Elvin Ozoria, 24, said he was depressed when he left a series of threatening notes in public places at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare over a month-long period of time in January.

Prosecutors say the notes were addressed both to specific individuals, and to the entire hospital population.

"And some of them were more general notes, notes to police, where you threatened massacres of everyone in Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital, is that correct?" said Prosecutor Michael Coluzza.

In court on Tuesday, the judge noted that Ozoria was being medicated for certain psychological problems, but that doctors had found him fit to proceed in his criminal case.

Ozoria will be sentenced October 4 in Oneida County Court to the agreed-upon sentence of three years in state prison.

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