Monticello man sentenced for murder

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MONTICELLO – A Monticello man could spend the rest of his life in state prison following his sentencing in a murder case.
Carlos Serrano, 25, also known as Jay Menor Serrano, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison by Sullivan County Supreme Court Justice Stephan Schick in connection with the shooting death of Juan Medina, 28, of Brooklyn at 62 Park Avenue in Monticello on the evening of June 28, 2016.
Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell, who tried the case, said Serrano shot the victim three times. “Serrano wanted to make sure he killed his victim, and he did not care who he killed or hurt in the process when he opened fire on a porch where three other people were present, including an eight-year-old child,” Farrell said.
In his last act before he died, Farrell said Medina got the child into the arms of her mother and out of the line of gunfire.Serrano was taken into custody about three hours after the homicide at Sleepy Hollow by Monticello Police after an investigation aided by the DA’s Office and State Police.