Midland Man Serving Life in Prison Has Died

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man serving life in prison for raping and killing 10 year old girl has died in prison.

53-year old Henry Ortiz died behind bars, the Day after Christmas.  

According to Midland County District Attorney Teresa Clingman, Ortiz died of colon cancer.  

Ortiz was convicted in November of 1995 for the sexual assault and murder of
10-year old Julianne Powell.
Clingman tells us Ortiz lured Powell to his apartment at the Park at Caldera, where the crimes were committed.