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Park Township Man Pleads No Contest to Attempted Murder Charges

Eric Ortega (photo courtesy Ottawa Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Eric Ortega (photo courtesy Ottawa Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

OTTAWA COUNTY, MI (WHTC) -- A 17-year-old Park Township man pled no contest to attempted murder charges on Tuesday.  Eric Ortega allegedly stabbed his 32-year-old roommate Gerardo Fernandez-Diaz several times in the neck and chest during an argument at the apartment they shared last December.  After the attack, Ortega fled the scene but was arrested the next day   Another person suffered cuts trying to break up the fight.  Ortega remains in the Ottawa County Jail on 750 thousand dollars bond. He could get life in prison if convicted.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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