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Former Hartford Man Convicted in 2003 Murder

A former Hartford man was convicted Thursday in a 2003 murder, according to the state's Criminal Justice Division.

40-year-old Rafael Ortiz was charged following a trial in the Hartford Superior Court.

Ortiz shot Benjamin Baez while sitting in a parked car on Main Street, police said.

Ortiz was convicted as a result of an investigation by the Hartford Police Department. Detectives arrested Ortiz in New York in Oct. 2017.

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