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Convicted killer from Utica denied appeal

An appeal has been denied for a Utica man convicted of killing a Rome woman.

Posted: Jan. 3, 2019 10:29 AM
Updated: Jan. 3, 2019 1:25 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- An appeal has been denied for a Utica man convicted of killing a Rome woman.

Darnell Howard was received the maximum sentence for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Rose Ortiz.

It happened in October of 2014.

He is serving a sentence of 25 years to life.

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