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For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher BorekOctober 22, 2018 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
District Attorney Hoovler Announces Sentence in Murder Case
Defendant Sentenced to Twenty Years to Life in State Prison Sentence
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, October 22, 2018, George Bawn, 38, of Blooming Grove, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown to twenty-years to life in state prison in connection with the shooting death of his brother on February 6, 2018, at Mountain Lodge Park, in the Town of Blooming Grove. On September 6, 2018, Bawn had pleaded guilty to Murder in the Second Degree.
At the time that he pleaded guilty, Bawn admitted that he intentionally killed his brother by shooting him. Prosecutors argued that the victim had been shot four times in the head and torso with a .45 caliber pistol. District Attorney Hoovler thanked the New York State Police and the Town of Blooming Grove Police Department for their investigation of the case and the defendant’s arrest.
“Our community will be safer during the two decades that this defendant will be in prison,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “This was an intentional violent murder of an unarmed man that is even more incomprehensible given the relationship between this defendant and his victim. I thank the New York State Police and the Town of Blooming Gove Police Department for their thorough investigation of this case. My office will continue to seek severe prison sentences for all who choose to use violence to settle their disputes.”
District Attorney Hoovler highly commended Assistant District Attorney Jessica Dovico who is prosecuting the case.