Thursday, November 29, 2018



Lagrangeville man sentenced in road rage stabbing death


WHITE PLAINS – A Lagrangeville man was sentenced has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison by Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit in the stabbing death of a man in a road rage incident in 2017.

On May 27, 2017, at about 10:25 p.m., Daniel Siino and his wife were southbound on the Taconic State Parkway in their SUV when they encountered Christian Walczyk 22, of Lagrangeville also southbound in a sedan. At some point, Walczyk’s car pulled in front of Siino’s and braked suddenly, forcing Siino to brake hard as well. Siino then tried to pass, but Walczyk didn’t allow it.

After that, both drivers pulled over near the Briarcliff Manor exit. Siino got out of his car and walked toward Walczyk’s vehicle at which point Walczyk got out of his car, flashed a fake police badge while concealing a folding knife behind his back.

When the two were face to face, Walczyk staffed Siino twice in the chest. Walczyk also accidentally cut his own finger on the blade.

Siino got back in his car and told his wife he had been stabbed. She drove away and called 911. He died further down the road when the wife eventually pulled over.

Walczyk drove off, called 911 and said he had been stabbed. He was located and taken to the hospital where he was treated. Later at State Police barracks in Hawthorne, he was arrested.

At sentencing on Wednesday, the victim’s brother, Joseph, and sister, Melissa, spoke to the court on behalf of Siino’s wife, family and toddler daughter. Ms. Siino told the court of their loss that a “piece of us died that night on the cold pavement” along with him.

Judge Warhit called Walczyk’s actions “brazen” and an “ego issue” and that he “destroyed a family and took a life.”

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