Sentencing rescheduled again for man convicted of attempted murder

Tyshawn Pittman. (Photo from The Cortland Voice's Photo files/provided by Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

The prison sentencing for a man convicted of attempted murder was rescheduled for a second time.

Tyshawn Pittman was convicted of attempted murder in March. Scheduled for sentencing in Cortland County Court on Thursday, Pittman’s defense attorneys requested an adjournment in order for a mitigation expert to have time to receive and review documents from the state.

The request led to the sentencing being rescheduled to June 27 at 3 p.m. Pittman’s sentencing was originally slated for May 16. It was then moved to June 6 before being rescheduled once again.

Pittman was convicted of all charges on March 19 of this year. The verdict came after three days of jury deliberation.

On Dec. 26, 2022, Pittman shot a woman in the face and neck on Main Street in the city of Cortland. He was found guilty of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

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

A city police report stated that after Pittman shot the woman, his whereabouts were unknown. Later that same day, Pittman was found hiding on the third floor of an apartment building on Main Street.

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