A Hudson Valley man was sentenced after he confessed to killing a young father and shooting a five-year-old.

On Wednesday, Orange County County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that 29-year-old Lamont Williams of Newburgh, New York was sentenced in Orange County Court for shooting a child and killing a father.

Newburgh Man Murdered, 5-Year-Old Also Shot

On Sept. 29, 2022 29-year-old Daquan Corbett was fatally shot near Washington Street in the City of Newburgh. A 5-year-old boy sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the gunfire.

Police were alerted to gunshots by a SHOTSPOTTER activation in the area of the 100 block of Washington Street. Arriving officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

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Arrest Made In Connection Of Murder Of Orange County, New York Man

Williams was arrested just before Thanksgiving after a nearly two-month-long investigation by City of Newburgh Police Detectives and partnering agencies. Williams was tracked to North Carolina and taken into custody by the United States Marshal Service Regional Task Force.

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Guilty Plea In Orange County, New York Court

In April 2023, Williams pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault.

Williams confessed to possessing a loaded gun and using it to shoot two people, the 29-year-old Newburgh resident and the 5-year-old boy. Williams admitted to killing the man and injuring the boy.

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Sentencing In Newburgh Fatal Shooting

On Wednesday, Williams was sentenced to 25 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.


“The significant sentence imposed underscores the tragic consequences of this defendant’s violent actions,” District Attorney David M. Hoovler stated in a press release. “Justice in this case was achieved by the joint and coordinated efforts between the police and prosecutors. In particular, the hard-working detectives from the City of Newburgh Police Department pursued this violent offender until he was in custody. I extend my condolences to the families of the victims in this case."

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