Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Taconic Road Rage Killing
A Hudson Valley man was sentenced after he confessed he fatally stabbed a 28-year-old after the pair got into a disagreement on the side of the Taconic, leaving an infant fatherless.
On May 27, 2017, 28-year-old Daniel Siino of Hartsdale and his wife were driving south on the Taconic when 22-year-old Christian Walczyk of Lagrangeville pulled in front and allegedly brake checked the couple and later refused to let them pass.
Siino eventually pulled over just before the Briarcliff Manor exit. Walczyk also pulled over and approached Siino as both men got out of their cars.
Walczyk is accused of approaching Siino while holding a fake police badge and hiding a folding knife.
As the two stood face to face, Walczyk stabbed Siino twice in the chest. Siino died on the way to the hospital.
During the attack, Walczyk sliced his one finger. He allegedly went to a hospital and claimed he was the victim of a stabbing.
Walczyk was arrested after a knife was found at the scene of the stabbing.
In Septemeber, Walczyk pleaded guilty to manslaughter and faced up to 25 years in prison.
On Wednesday in Westchester County Court, Walczyk was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
In court, members of the victim’s family expressed the impact of Siino’s death on them. The victim’s brother, Joseph Siino, and his sister, Melissa Siino, spoke to the court on behalf of the Siino’s wife and extended family including the victim’s toddler daughter who was 15-months-old when her father was killed.
“Your selfish and cruel action denied her her father," Melissa told Walczyk.
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