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Posted on: April 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] District Attorney Hoovler Announces Charges in 2003 Murder Case

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces Charges 

in 2003 Murder Case

Defendant Charged with Murder for Fatally Stabbing Town of Warwick Man 

in his Home in 2003

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, April 29, 2019, 2019, Felipe Campos, 40, of Middletown, was arraigned before Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown, on an Indictment charging him with Murder in the Second Degree, in connection with the 2003 stabbing death of a man in the Town of Warwick.  The indictment charges Campos with intentionally causing the death of the victim sometime between February 2, 2003 and February 3, 2003.   

Since the day the victim was found deceased in the bedroom of his Town of Warwick home, apparently stabbed multiple times, the New York State Police and Town of Warwick Police Department have been investigating the case.  The Orange County District Attorney’s Office had also assigned Assistant District Attorneys to aid in the investigation.  On February 26, 2019, Campos was arrested by the New York State Police.  The case was presented to an Orange County Grand Jury, which indicted Campos for one count of Murder in the Second Degree.

Bail was set in the amount of one million dollars cash or two million dollars bond. Campos is next scheduled to appear in court on May 20, 2019.  

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the New York State Police for their investigation and the arrest of the defendant, as well as the Town of Warwick Police Department and City of Middletown Police Department who aided in the investigation.

 “It is important that law enforcement never cease looking for additional ways to solve crimes, particularly those which involve the loss of life,” said District Attorney David Hoovler.  “I thank the New York State Police and the Town of Warwick Police for their untiring efforts to solve this particularly brutal homicide.

The case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Kelle Grimmer.

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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