Man who killed co-worker execution-style loses appeal

ANNIE YAMSON | Daily Reporter
Published: 02/08/2016

A unanimous 5th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the aggravated murder conviction of Peter Ortiz, an Alliance man who carried out an execution-style killing of his co-worker.

Appealing from the judgment of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, which sentenced him to life in prison without parole, Ortiz argued that the jury at his trial should have been instructed on lesser offenses because there was no evidence that the murder was premeditated.

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