We want your news! Send us: News release |Letter to the Editor | Share a picture | Newborn | Birthday | Engagement | Wedding | Other Milestone
Today









Jury Convicts Man in Christmas Day Slashing

An Oswego County Court jury convicted Michael Reitz Tuesday of the Christmas Day attack that left his ex-girlfriend scarred.

He was found guilty of burglary, assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Last Christmas Day, Michelle Chambers was confronted in her New Haven home by a man wearing a mask.  Though she couldn’t see his face, she recognized his eyes, voice and walk as those of Reitz, her former boyfriend, she testified.

He slashed her face with a knife, leaving a permanent scar.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Mark Moody said that Reitz was upset that Chambers was seeing other men.

Testimony from the trial showed that DNA from Reitz was found mixed with Chambers’ DNA on the pants she wore on the day of the attack.

Reitz faces up to 25 years in prison on the burglary and assault charges.  He will be sentenced January 4.  Until then, he will remain in jail without bail, officials said.

Print This Post Print This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Search Our Archives:

One Dead, One Seriously Hurt In Sandy Creek Crash – Victim Identified

UPDATE: A Lacona woman died in the crash, State Police report. She wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, they said.
State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Sandy Creek. One person reportedly died at the scene and another was seriously injured. A vehicle crashed over a guardrail on County Route 15 near Norton Road early this morning (May 2), police said.

Continue reading


Fulton Speedway Quick Results: 05/02/2015

TRACEY ROAD EQUIPMENT DIRTcar MODIFIED 35-LAPS) – DANNY JOHNSON, Billy Decker, Jimmy Phelps

Continue reading


Danzer, Bond Lead Oswego Speedway’s Open Practice Speeds

Under beautiful blue skies, over 40 racecars took to Oswego Speedway for its annual open practice session on Saturday afternoon with Dave Danzer and Mike Bond leading the charge in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions. A total of 13 different Novelis Supermodified drivers were on hand with 15 different machines on site, including three racers for seven-time track champion Otto Sitterly.

Continue reading


Jesse Jordan McNitt, Infant

Jesse Jordan McNitt, infant son of Jesse and Stacie (Ferguson) McNitt of Oswego, went to join the Lord on Friday May 1, 2015.

Continue reading


Carter Raymond Coit

Carter Raymond Coit, beloved son of Keith and Tammy Coit, entered into Heaven on Monday April 27, 2015.

Continue reading



v3_2014_64