Sentencing delayed for man convicted of attempted murder 

Tyshawn Pittman was convicted of attempted murder and other charges in March. He is scheduled for sentencing in the summer. (Photo provided by Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A man who was convicted of attempted murder in March recently had his sentencing delayed in Cortland County Court.

A county court representative said that the sentencing for Tyshawn Pittman, originally scheduled for Thursday (May 16), was moved to June 6 at 3 p.m. According to court documents, The rescheduling comes after county judge Julie Campbell approved a request from defense attorney Jarrod Smith seeking an extension to file post-trial motions.

Court docs stated that Campbell ordered that motions from the defense are due by 4 p.m. May 20. The district attorney’s office has until June 3 at 4 p.m. to respond.

Following three days of jury deliberation, Pittman was convicted of all charges on March 19 of this year. Back on Dec. 26, 2022, Pittman shot a woman in the face and neck on Main Street in the city of Cortland.

Pittman has found guilty of the following charges:

  • Second-degree attempted murder
  • First-degree assault
  • First-degree burglary
  • Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon

According to a city police report, after Pittman shot the woman, his whereabouts were unknown. At about 7 p.m. the same day, Pittman was found hiding on the third floor of an apartment building on Main Street.

The woman, who suffered a bullet wound from the shooting, was transported to a trauma center in Syracuse to treat non-life-threatening injuries.

Pittman’s jury trial started on March 11 and lasted for over a week. The trial was initially scheduled to begin on Jan. 29, but was moved to March.

Coverage of Pittman’s case in county court can be found here.