Review Photo/Ed Hall Jr. Flanked by several Stark County deputies, Peter Ortiz, center, listens to his attorney April Bible plead for mercy from the court during his sentencing Thursday morning in Canton.
Review Photo/Ed Hall Jr. Peter Ortiz awaits the verdict from his trial as members of Kirksey's family sit in the front row of the gallery, including, from left, Kirksey's father Timothy Edwards, his mother Yuvonne Hawkins (black top) and his sister Azara Cameron (blue jacket) Thursday morning in Canton.
Review Photo/Ed Hall Jr. The victim's sister, Azara Cameron, left, wipes tears from her eyes as the victim's mother, Yuvonne Hawkins, right, looks directly at Ortiz as she speaks about the affect her son's death has had on their family, this, before sentencing Thursday in Canton.
Review Photo/Ed Hall Jr. Peter Ortiz, left, thanks a neighbor of his in Alliance who was in the gallery for coming to all three days of the trial before he was sentenced Thursday in Canton. He is seated beside his attorney, April Bible.
Review photo/Michael Skolosh Rev. Mathew Mankowski, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic church, blesses the Tabernacle with incense, after the repose of the Holy Eucharist, at the conclusion of Holy Thursday services.