NORWICH – George Ford Jr. has been found guilty of second degree murder. Broome County Judge Joseph Cawley rendered his verdict shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday in the Chenango County Courthouse.
“The people have sustained their burden of proof,” Cawley said in finding Ford guilty of the murder of 12-year-old Shyanne Somers of Otselic in July, 2007.
Ford will be sentenced for the crime in May, Cawley said. He faces 25 years to life in prison.
More details will be published in Friday’s Evening Sun.