Orange County News
For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher Borek
December 15, 2021 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
District Attorney Hoovler Announces Guilty Plea
in City of Newburgh Stabbing Case
Defendant Pleads Guilty to Assault in the First Degree
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Tuesday, December 15, 2021, Ariana Sanchez, 23, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty to Assault in the First Degree before Orange County Court Judge Robert J. Prisco. The plea was in connection in with the stabbing of a woman on Dubois Street in the City of Newburgh on June 19, 2021.
At the time that she pleaded guilty, Sanchez admitted to repeatedly stabbing the woman on Dubois Street, causing the victim to suffer serious physical injuries. Pursuant to the plea agreement placed on the record at the time Sanchez pleaded guilty, the District Attorney’s Office will recommend that Sanchez be sentenced to twelve years in state prison when she is sentenced on February 1, 2022.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation of the case and the arrest of the defendant.
“Those who choose to use violence and weapons to settle disputes deserve lengthy state prison sentences,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “Victims of this type of violence not only suffer long-lasting physical and emotional trauma, but the entire community feels unsafe with this type of violence on our streets. It must stop. My office will strongly advocate that this defendant be sentenced to over a decade in state prison. I hope that this deters anyone considering engaging in similar conduct.”
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine Maggiore.
This criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.