A police officer convicted of killing four missing Hudson Valley men is speaking out.

Nicholas Tartaglione is a former cop in Pawling, Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Briarcliff Manor. In April 2023, he was found guilty in connection to the murders of four men in Orange County.

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Nicholas Tartaglione was found guilty of murder and much more in April 2023.

Police described it as a "burial site" after finding the bodies at Tartaglione's Orange County property.

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"Tartaglione’s heinous acts represent a broader betrayal, as he was a former police officer who once swore to protect the very community he devastated," U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said after Tartaglione was found guilty.

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Tartaglione faces life without parole when sentenced. However sentencing has been pushed back several times.

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The former police officer recently sent a letter to the judge in his case and said he had no part in the murders of the victims. He also alleges a key prosecution witness lied during his trial.

Tartaglione's lawyer is planning to appeal and wants a new trial.

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