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Oral "Nick" Hillary. Photo: St. Lawrence County Sheriff Department
Oral "Nick" Hillary. Photo: St. Lawrence County Sheriff Department

Garrett Phillips murder suspect ordered to be released on bail

The man charged for the 2011 murder of a 12 year-old boy in Potsdam has been ordered released on bail.  Go to full article
The seal of St. Lawrence County rendered in stained glass at the county building in Canton. Photo: Mark Kurtz
The seal of St. Lawrence County rendered in stained glass at the county building in Canton. Photo: Mark Kurtz

After two months, Hillary bail hearing set to resume

The bond hearing for Oral "Nick" Hillary is set to continue in St Lawrence County Court Monday. Hillary is charged with the 2011 murder of Garrett Phillips, a 12-year-old boy from Potsdam.  Go to full article
Police investigating the scene of Garrett Phillips' death in 2011. Photo: Nora Flaherty
Police investigating the scene of Garrett Phillips' death in 2011. Photo: Nora Flaherty

Hillary offered bail after pleading not guilty

College soccer coach Oral Hillary was returned to jail Friday on bail after a court hearing in Canton.

Hillary is charged with second degree murder in the death of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips in Potsdam. The arrest Thursday followed four days of closed-door grand jury testimony. Hillary is accused of suffocating and strangling Phillips in October, 2011. Defense attorney Christopher Renfroe entered a plea not guilty on behalf of his client.  Go to full article
Police investigating the scene of Garrett Phillips' death in 2011. Photo: Nora Flaherty
Police investigating the scene of Garrett Phillips' death in 2011. Photo: Nora Flaherty

Hillary pleads not guilty in Garrett Phillips murder

This morning, officers led Oral Hillary into the St. Lawrence County courthouse for his bail hearing. Potsdam police arrested him at his home the afternoon before. Hillary is charged with second degree murder in the death of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips in Potsdam. The arrest followed four days of closed-door grand jury testimony.  Go to full article
Yard signs like this have kept the Garrett Phillips case in the public eye.   Photo: Julie Grant
Yard signs like this have kept the Garrett Phillips case in the public eye. Photo: Julie Grant

Suspect arrested in murder of 12 year-old Potsdam boy

Two and a half years after 12-year-old Garrett Phillips was found murdered in Potsdam, a suspect has been taken into custody. Potsdam police arrested Oral "Nick" Hillary, Clarkson University's soccer coach, Thursday afternoon. Hillary was charged with second degree murder after a sealed indictment was delivered to St. Lawrence County court. The suspect pleaded not guilty and is in county jail without bail.  Go to full article
Yard signs like this have kept the Garrett Phillips case in the public eye.   Photo: Julie Grant
Yard signs like this have kept the Garrett Phillips case in the public eye. Photo: Julie Grant

Garrett Phillips case in St. Lawrence County grand jury today

After two and a half years, evidence in the murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips of Potsdam is being heard in a St. Lawrence Country Grand Jury today. Phillips was killed in the apartment he shared with his mother in October, 2011. Investigators said he'd been strangled, and smothered.

Since then, there's not been much hard news in the case. Last week, WWNY-TV in Watertown reported that County District Attorney Mary Rain would present evidence to the grand jury today. WWNY's John Friot also reported that at least two dozen witnesses had been served subpoenas ordering them to testify.

According to Friot, there's been no big break. But there was a high-level meeting recently between Rain and other prosecutors and investigators around the state who've been involved in the ongoing investigation. He said, "What I am being told is, the consensus was, when you connect all the dots, it brings the dots to a certain person of interest."  Go to full article
Yard signs like this are showing up all over the north country.  Photo: Julie Grant
Yard signs like this are showing up all over the north country. Photo: Julie Grant

Family waits, as investigation of Garrett Phillips' murder continues

It's been nearly 10 months since the murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips at his home in Potsdam. Village and state police say the investigation is ongoing, but are giving no other information about the case. Waiting has been tough on the family. They've been distributing yard signs, and looking for other ways to keep Garrett's case in the public eye. Julie Grant recently spoke with Brian Phillips, Garrett's uncle, to talk about the case, and how the family is coping.  Go to full article
Potsdam Village Police Chief Ed Tischler
Potsdam Village Police Chief Ed Tischler

Potsdam village police chief steps down

Potsdam's chief of police is leaving the force. In a letter to the village clerk Friday, Ed Tischler said he's taking retirement at the end of March, to work in the private sector. Tischler's announcement comes as police are continuing to investigate the murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips, in late October.  Go to full article
Flyer distributed by Potsdam Police.
Flyer distributed by Potsdam Police.

Potsdam police seek public's help in homicide investigation

Potsdam police are turning to the public for help in their investigation into the homicide death of a 12 year-old boy last week.

In a press release yesterday, the department says it has distributed 1500 fliers seeking information about the death of Garrett Phillips.

The sixth grader was found unconscious last Monday in the Market Street apartment where he lived with his mother. He died later that evening.  Go to full article
Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.
Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.

Garrett Phillips' death declared a homicide

Potsdam police said Friday in a press release that 12-year-old Garrett Phillips' death has been listed as a homicide in initial autopsy reports.

The release said other information will be made available when the final report is received. The police say they are investigating leads, and they haven't listed a suspect or person of interest in the investigation.  Go to full article

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