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Memories of Murder: Part III

Tonight--the third installment of our special series, "Memories of Murder." We began with the City of Utica's most recent homicide victim, Andre Oliver-Kenney--still no arrests in that case. Now we're taking you to the scene of other unsolved murders.
Tonight--the third installment of our special series, "Memories of Murder."  We began with the City of Utica's most recent homicide victim, Andre Oliver-Kenney--still no arrests in that case. Now we're taking you to the scene of other unsolved murders.
No parent expects or wants to outlive their child. But for some, it's a sad reality. One Utica woman has been living this reality for nearly a decade--with still no arrests made in the violent death of her son.
"He was out to breakfast with my cousin, he got a phone call, next thing, he's dead," said Murial Banks.
Her son, Orlando Curtis was killed in a West Utica shootout seven years ago. He was just 22 years old.
"He was shot six times, he was with some friends, and his friends left him at Faxton's hospital, just left him," she said.
He wasn't the only one killed in that 2007 incident on the 900 block of Stark Street. 54-year-old Hungria Ferreira shot to death--Christopher White given a ten year sentence in connection with his death. An accomplice charged with lesser crimes. But no one ever charged with Orlando Curtis's death.
"And that's not right, my son is human, my son is just like the next person. That's hard for a mother to take and I feel no mother should be burying their child," said Murial. 
Orlando left behind a six-week-old son--who's now his grandmother's pride and joy.
For every homicide that's happened since her son's--a flood of emotion. Including Utica's most recent--the killing of Andre Oliver-Kenney.
"My heart goes out to that young man that was killed on Rutger street and my heart goes out to his mother, if I could I would give her a hug. It's not getting better, its getting worse. How many murders have to go on in the City of Utica before this stops?" she said.
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