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Sentencing delayed for man convicted in connection to deadly stabbing death of Arlington High School student

Although acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges, Ortiz-Ocampo was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon.

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2023, 10:38 AM

Updated 231 days ago

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Sentencing has been delayed in the case of a man convicted in connection to the stabbing death of an Arlington High School student.
Nestor Ortiz-Ocampo, previously charged with fatally stabbing 16-year-old Quraan Smith, an Arlington High School student, was expected in Dutchess County Court today.
Although acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges, Ortiz-Ocampo was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon.
His attorneys argued self-defense during a melee following a football game in September 2021.
The conviction could lead to a maximum one-year jail sentence.
There was no reason given for the adjournment.
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