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Witness testimony begins in Utica murder trial against Omar Ortiz

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

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

Posted: Mar. 12, 2019 2:46 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The murder trial of Omar Ortiz continued in Oneida County Court today.

Witnesses took the stand to give testimony to the case Tuesday.

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

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

The trial will continue throughout the week and possibly into next.

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