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Criminal defense: Man charged with murder in New York state

| Nov 14, 2019 | Criminal Defense

Police in New Windsor have arrested a man they believe to be responsible for the shooting death of a woman, according to local sources. The 47-year-old New York man, who is from Newburgh, has been arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. He was due to make his first appearance in court on Nov. 14, though it has not been confirmed whether he has retained criminal defense counsel at this time. 

Very little information was released by police with regard to this case, but it has been confirmed that a firearm was allegedly used to kill a 21-year-old woman. Details about what led up to the shooting were not included in the report, but police say the woman was dead at the scene where the 47-year-old man was arrested. Apparently the shooting took place in an apartment building in New Windsor. 

The woman’s boyfriend, an unidentified 20-year-old man, was also shot in the incident, but he survived. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time, and police are not releasing his name. More information about this incident will likely become available once the trial process begins. 

Obviously, charges of murder or attempted murder are among the most serious allegations that can be brought against anyone. When the man faces the charges in New York court, he will be represented by a criminal defense lawyer whose job it will be to carefully scour the facts of the case to build a strong defense against these charges. The goal will be to have the charges dropped or reduced, depending on the specific circumstances.