A 21-year-old Newburgh man pleaded guilty to murder in connection with the shooting death of a man during an attempted robbery, according to Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.
While pleading guilty on Friday, Dejoire Fox, 21, admitted that on June 21, 2017, at about 12:30 p.m., he entered an apartment on Chambers Street in the City of Newburgh, with the intention of robbing 63-year-old Raul Diaz-Martinez, the DA's Office said.
He also admitted being armed with a pistol and shooting the victim, who later died of a single gunshot wound, Hoovler said.
Two other individuals, Omarrio Morrison, 26, and Tyrees Canigan, 17, both of Newburgh, have also been charged by Orange County grand juries with murder and attempted robbery in connection with the death of the same victim, Hoovler said.
“Violence has no place in our communities, particularly in the sanctity of one’s home,” said Hoovler. “Those who resort to violence and use weapons, must be held accountable for their actions. I commend the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation of this case. My office will continue to work with all our law enforcement partners to reduce the deadly gun violence which has claimed far too many lives.”
Fox is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30.
This case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Leah Canton and Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Mangold.
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