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Posted on: March 28, 2022

District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in Supermarket Murder Case

Orange County News
 
For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Christopher Borek 
March 28, 2022                                                                             845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c

 

District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in 

Supermarket Murder Case

 

New Windsor Man Who Pled  Guilty to Murder in the Second Degree  For  

Fatal Stabbing in Supermarket Sentenced to 20 Years to Life in Prison

 

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on 
 March 28, 2022, Andrew Goodenough, 41, of New Windsor, was sentenced to twenty years to life in state prison.  On February 2, 2022, Goodenough pleaded guilty in Orange County Court to  Murder in the Second Degree in connection with the stabbing death of a man in a supermarket in 2016.  

At the time that he pleaded guilty, Goodenough admitted that on June 11, 2016, he stabbed and killed a man who was shopping at a supermarket in the Town of New Windsor.  Police and prosecutors were unable to discover any prior interaction between Goodenough and the victim. In a written plea agreement Goodenough maintained that the victim had threatened him in the past, but acknowledged that the victim was not threatening him, or posing any imminent threat to him at the time of the stabbing.   In the same agreement the Orange County District Attorney’s Office reiterated its belief that the two had no prior interaction.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Town of New Windsor Police Department for their investigation of the case. 

 “The victim in this case lost his life in a random encounter with a defendant who killed him for absolutely no discernable reason,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “My deepest condolences go out to family and friends of the victim, who must live with the fact that their loved one was killed when doing nothing more provocative than simply grocery shopping on a Saturday. Andrew Goodenough’s actions on that day were reprehensible and he knew at the time that what he was doing was wrong.  The community is far safer while he is in prison.”  

This case was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher Borek and Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Mangold. 

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