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Rochester man sentenced in Oneida County court for attempted murder

A Rochester man was sentenced in Oneida County Court today for trying to kill someone in Utica last year.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 5:48 PM

A Rochester man was sentenced in Oneida County Court today for trying to kill someone in Utica last year.

Thirty-six-year-old Brandell Watkins shot Jonathan Hines multiple times at a South Street mini market last December. Police arrested him in Rochester. Watkins pleaded guilty to attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He'll spend a minimum of 15 years in state prison.

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