Newburgh man sentenced for attempted murder


GOSHEN – A Newburgh man was sentenced in Orange County Court on Tuesday to 15 years in state prison and five years of parole in connection with his guilty plea to attempted murder.
Tyahnjaii Legette, 20, admitted that on July 21, 2014, he had approached a group of people standing in the vicinity of South William and William streets in the City of Newburgh, pulled out a .32 caliber revolver, and fired four shots at his victim, striking him in the face, chest and arms.
The victim was brought to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and then transferred to Westchester Medical Center.
At the time that Legette pled guilty on January 5, he admitted he had the intention to kill the victim.
“Gun violence such as this has no place in our cities,” said District Attorney David Hoovler.

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