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Posted on: July 26, 2023

District Attorney Hoovler Announces 25-Year Sentence in Fatal Newburgh Shooting Case

Lamont Williams

Orange County News
For Immediate Release                                                                Contact: Ryan Greenbaum 
 Wednesday, July 26, 2023                                                       845.615.3657, 845.415.0868c

 

District Attorney Hoovler Announces 25-Year Sentence in Fatal Newburgh Shooting Case

 

Newburgh Man Previously Pled Guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, Lamont Williams, age 29, of Newburgh, was sentenced in Orange County Court to an aggregate term of twenty-five (25) years in prison to be followed by five (5) years of post-release supervision in relation to his prior guilty plea to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree.

As alleged in documents filed and statements made in court, in the early evening of September 29, 2022, Williams possessed a loaded pistol that he used to fire at two people.  One of the victims, a 29-year-old Newburgh resident, was struck with wounds that proved to be fatal.  The other victim, a five-year-old boy, was also struck and sustained physical injury.   After the shooting, Williams fled the location and the jurisdiction.  The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, together with the United States Marshal Service and North Carolina law enforcement tracked Williams to a location in North Carolina where he was taken into custody.   Williams was then extradited back to New York to be arraigned on the sealed indictment.  At the plea proceedings, Williams admitted to killing the man and injuring the boy.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation which led to the arrest of Williams.  District Attorney Hoovler also thanked the many federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in New York and North Carolina who assisted in the manhunt for Williams.

“The significant sentence imposed today underscores the tragic consequences of this defendant’s violent actions,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “Justice in this case was achieved by the joint and coordinated efforts between the police and prosecutors.  In particular, the hard-working detectives from the City of Newburgh Police Department pursued this violent offender until he was in custody.  I extend my condolences to the families of the victims in this case.  My Office will deploy all necessary resources in order to hold violent offenders accountable for their actions.”

The case is being prosecuted by Chief Trial Assistant District Attorney Richard Moran and Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Mangold.

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.

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