|Man Found Guilty, Sentenced For Pittsfield Domestic Disturbance|
|08:06AM / Wednesday, July 06, 2022|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Berkshire Superior Court jury found 41-year-old Jason Ostrander guilty of intimidation of a witness following a two-day domestic violence trial.
On Tuesday, Judge Jane Mulqueen agreed with the Berkshire District Attorney's Office sentencing recommendation that Ostrander serve three to four years in state prison. Defense Counsel requested time served and probation.
On May 2, 2020, Pittsfield Police responded to a Pittsfield address for a reported domestic disturbance. Police arrested Ostrander for strangulation. While detained pretrial, Ostrander sent the victim a letter urging the victim not to testify in court against him. The Berkshire District Attorney's Office obtained that letter and took the case to trial despite the witness' resistance.