A Hudson Valley man who murdered his ex-girlfriend's daughter was sentenced.

On Monday, a Dutchess County man was sentenced for murdering a 29-year-old mother, the daughter of his ex-girlfriend.

Poughkeepsie Man Sentenced For Killing Mother in Dutchess County

judge's gavel on desk in courtroom.

Dutchess County Chief Assistant District Attorney, Matthew A. Weishaupt confirmed that Paul Senecal was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Senecal was found guilty in February 2023 of murder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree, burglary in the first degree and criminal contempt in the second degree.

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“The actions of this defendant were cold, calculated, and extremely brutal.” This defendant should never walk free again in our society and Judge McLoughlin’s sentence ensures this. The work of Senior Assistant District Attorneys Lindsey Richards and Brittany Kessel on this case was extraordinary from the outset and was instrumental in achieving justice for the victim," Weishaupt stated in a press release.

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Senecal fatally stabbed Melanie Chianese to death in her Town of Wappinger home in May 2022.

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