New York City man acquitted in drug-related killing in Maine

By | June 25, 2018

BIDDEFORD, Maine — A New York City man who claimed he acted in self-defense when he killed a man in a Maine apartment that was being used as a drug den was acquitted of all charges on Monday.

The jury returned the verdict in favor of Timothy Ortiz, who claimed he acted in self-defense when he shot Jonathan Methot two years ago in Biddeford, said Luke Rioux, a defense attorney.

The defense contended Ortiz was choked before he fired three shots, with one of them hitting Methot in the face. The prosecution said the shooting was aimed at settling the score over …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News