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Rochester Man Sentenced for Trying to Kill a Man in Utica Last Year- Facing a Minimum of 15 Years

A Rochester man was sentenced in Oneida County Court Monday for trying to kill a man in Utica last year. Thirty-six-year-old Brandell Watkins shot Jonathan Hines multiple times at a South Street mini-market last December.

Police arrested him in Rochester. Watkins pleaded guilty to attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He’ll spend a minimum of 15 years in state prison.


Joleen Ferris: WKTV Newschannel 2