Newburgh man sentenced in killing over verbal dispute

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GOSHEN – A Newburgh man was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Nicholas De Rosa on Monday to 18 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision in a connection with the shooting death of another man. That sentence was ordered to run consecutively to a two-year prison sentence he received on an unrelated gun charge on Staten Island.
Devin Isaac, 18, pled guilty on July 27 to manslaughter in the killing of Deandric Little, 29, on August 1, 2016.
Little and another man had gotten into a brief argument with Isaac nearby and at the end of the argument, the third man told Isaac to shoot Little. The victim, who was unarmed, was shot once in the torso.  Another person drove Little to the hospital, but he died later.
After the shooting, Isaac fled the area and was captured three weeks later on Staten Island, where he was in possession of a gun, which was not the weapon used in the homicide. That gun was never recovered.
“The City of Newburgh will be safer during the two decades that this defendant is incarcerated,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “Those who think they can escape the consequences of having engaged in senseless violence by attempting to hide from law enforcement are sadly mistaken. Law enforcement is making progress in combating violence in Newburgh, but there is still a long way to go. My office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to use every lawful means at our disposal to prevent gun violence.”