Newburgh man sentenced for fatally running down gas station attendant


NEWBURGH – A Newburgh
man was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown on
Thursday to one and one-third to four years in state prison in connection
with a June 30, 2017 incident in which he ran down a gas station employee
killing him.

Milton Galdamez-Pena, 22, pled guilty to the November 15, 2017 felony
of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting it. He admitted
that about 4:30 p.m. on June 30, he drove a car over the employee, Jaspal
Singh, 21, at the Shell gas station at 405 Broadway.

After Galdamez-Pena drove over the victim, he placed the car in reverse
and backed over him. He then got out of the vehicle, looked at the severely
injured man, and drove away without reporting the incident.

Galdamez-Pena was arrested by Newburgh City Police.

At the time of the sentencing, prosecutors recommended that he be sentenced
to two and one-third to seven years in state prison.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Maryellen


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