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Ortiz found guilty of murder

Ortiz found guilty of murder

A Monroe County Court jury has found Antonio Ortiz, Jr. guilty of second degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend's roommate.

Ortiz was accused of stabbing William Fergus 46 times after breaking into the apartment that his girlfriend shared with the victim. Ortiz stole two flat screen TVs and also took the victim's wallet and phone.

Ortiz testified on his own behalf that he killed Fergus during a drug-induced hallucination, but the jury didn't buy it.

He'll be sentenced in January and is facing 25-to-life.


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