Saturday, March 18, 2017



Saugerties man admits killing his live-in girlfriend


KINGSTON – A Saugerties man pled guilty in Ulster County Court on Friday to a charge of murder for intentionally killing his girlfriend.

Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial of Karon Bowden, 42, originally from Brooklyn, in the murder of Amy Louise Burger, 25, at his residence last May.

Saugerties Police received a disconnected 911 call on May 31, 2016. Two officers went to Burger’s residence at 26 Randall Court and arrived just as Bowden shot Burger. Police believe she was shot in the face at close range with a 9 mm handgun.

Bowden had lived with Burger for more than three years and evidence revealed she had decided to break off the relationship.

Saugerties Police were assisted in their investigation by the State Police, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Kingston City Police and Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.

Bowden, who has a prior felony for selling drugs, is scheduled to be sentenced in May.


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