Man found guilty on all counts in 2018 Bleecker Street homicide

Omar Ortiz killed Deon Williams in Utica last summer, and was arrested a week after the incident in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Mar 18, 2019 5:24 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2019 5:52 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Omar Ortiz, the man accused in Utica’s Bleecker Street homicide back in 2018, has been found guilty on all counts, including second-degree murder.

Ortiz killed Deon Williams in Utica last summer, and was arrested a week after the incident in Pennsylvania.

Omar Ortiz appears in Oneida County Court on November 7, 2018.

Ortiz was also found guilty of four separate counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and three separate counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree – along with the second-degree murder charge.

Ortiz will be sentenced on May 17 and could face 25 years to life in prison for the murder charge. His other charges will be served concurrently.

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