Bronx Man Used Phone App to Track Wife
BRONX– A jury found a Bronx guilty of gunning down his wife and wounding her friend in Fordham Manor. The shooter used a phone app to track his estranged wife to the location where he ultimately opened fire.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said, “The defendant, who was in a rage of jealousy, shot and killed the young mother of his four children in broad daylight. I hope today’s sentence brings some justice to her family.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Amauri Perdomo, 34, of Walton Avenue, was sentenced by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Alvin Yearwood to 50 years in prison and 10 years post-release supervision.
A jury found the defendant guilty of first-degree Manslaughter, Attempted Murder in the second-degree and second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon on November 1, 2018.
According to the investigation, on October 4, 2015, at 2525 Morris Avenue, the defendant fired a Glock 9-mm pistol at his estranged wife, Jennifer Ortiz, 27, causing her death.
The defendant had been stalking Ortiz through a smartphone app and found her in the vehicle of Anthony Fergus, 48.
After confronting them, Perdomo hit Ortiz in the face, and when Fergus got out of the vehicle, Perdomo fired shots at him.
Perdomo then returned to the vehicle and fired multiple shots that struck Ortiz in her chest, buttocks, legs, torso and heart.