NEW CITY – A Haverstraw man who strangled his live-in girlfriend to death in May 2014 was sentenced in Rockland County Court to 20 years to life in prison.
Nixon Bourguignon, 38, of 28 Forest Drive murdered Shannon Coleman at their apartment late on the night of May 7, 2014.
The victim had two young sons, who were in the apartment during the attack. Bourguignon is the father of the younger child.
“Evidence presented at trial showed that the defendant strangled the victim during the protracted break-up of their relationship,” said District Attorney Thomas Zugibe. “A woman with her whole life ahead of her was senselessly murdered. The defendant will now likely face most, if not all, of the remainder of his life in prison. Hopefully, the victim’s family will find some measure of justice in this verdict.”