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Trial for man accused in Bleecker Street homicide starts Monday

Omar Ortiz is charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Posted: Mar 11, 2019 3:30 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2019 5:25 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The trial began Monday for the man accused of killing Deon Williams on Bleecker Street in Utica last summer.

Omar Ortiz is charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

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

He was arrested a week after the alleged incident in Erie, Pennsylvania after fleeing Utica.

In Oneida County Court Monday, the jury was selected and opening statements got underway.

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