‘Extremely Dangerous’ Man Accused of Newburgh Murder
Hours after a 61-year-old man was killed in Newburgh, police believe they found the suspect.
On Wednesday around 5:30 p.m., members of the City of Newburgh Detective Division, the New York State Police Major’s crimes, and the Orange County District Attorney’s office arrested Wilfredo Mercado in connection with the murder of Robert Munson which occurred inside 44 Grand Street.
Mercado was charged with second-degree murder. Hours before his arrest, police notified the public to be on the lookout for Mercado, calling him, “extremely dangerous.”
Munson was found murdered inside 44 Grand Street early Wednesday morning. The building was once home to a popular Newburgh bar, Pineapple Larry’s.
The building is now operated by Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Which offers transitional life skills training to homeless men, including some formally incarcerated persons.
Munson was a YAP advocate since 2014, and worked the overnight shift, police say.
Mercado is expected to be arraigned on Thursday.
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