Man sentenced for punching and killing woman

Posted at 12:58 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 12:58:54-04

A 23-year-old man who punched a woman multiple times in the head leading to her death has been sentenced.

Freddie Cortez will spend one to three years behind bars. Cortez punched 39-year-old Jessica Garcia in the head multiple times on Niagara Street in Buffalo last year. The injuries caused an artery to rupture. The woman died two days later in a hospital.  

Cortez pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide. 


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