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Orange County NewsFor Immediate Release Contact: Christopher BorekFebruary 7, 2020 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
Defendant Charged with Murder in the First Degree
for Slaying Parents and Nine-Year Old Boy
Defendant Charged with Attempted Murder of 3-Year-Old
Faces Sentence of Life without the Possibility of Parole
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Friday, February 7, 2020, that Kaliek Goode-Ford, 30, of Newburgh, was indicted by an Orange County Grand Jury and charged with crimes including Murder in the First Degree, in connection with the fatal shooting of three members of a Town of Newburgh family in their home on January 26, 2020, as well as Attempted Murder in the First Degree, for attempting to kill a three-year-old boy by shooting him five times. It is expected that Goode-Ford will be arraigned in Orange County Court on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
The indictment charges Goode-Ford with three counts of Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Murder in the First Degree, three counts of Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession Weapon in the Second Degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. It is alleged that Goode-Ford fatally shot a man, his wife and nine-year-old son, and shot a three-year-old boy who survived. The shooting occurred inside the family’s residence on Route 300 in the Town of Newburgh. It is alleged that Goode-Ford shot the family using a 9 mm. pistol with an extended magazine. Goode-Ford was charged with Tampering with Physical evidence for throwing the pistol and magazine into the Hudson River.
Goode-FordMurphy faces a sentence of Life in state prison without the possibility of parole on the charge of Murder in the First Degree.
District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Town of Newburgh Police Department, New York State Police for their investigation and the arrest of Goode-Ford and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York State Police Dive Team who are assisting in the investigation.
“Obviously, the intentional shooting of a mother, father and two young children inside their home is among the most heinous atrocities imaginable,” said District Attorney David M. Hoovler. “My deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased members of this family and I hope the youngest victim can someday recover from physical wounds of this senseless attack. I thank the Town of Newburgh Police Department and New York State Police for their untiring efforts in this investigation.”
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Richard Moran, Ryan Greenbaum and 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.