Former husband of cable TV reporter pleads guilty to violent attacks

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Sean Doyle

GOSHEN – The man who was accused of attacking his wife, News 12 cable TV reporter Blaise Gomez in their Cornwall home, pled guilty in Orange County Court on Monday to obstruction of breathing, coercion and three counts of child endangerment.

Sean Doyle, 36, had brutally attacked his wife on November 2017 and again in March 2019. In one instance, she was strangled, punched and dragged by her hair, tearing hair from her scalp.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 9.

Following the plea agreement, Gomez issued a statement on social media:

“Today my ex-husband pled guilty to charges of domestic violence against me. I am glad that the justice system has properly recognized the seriousness of his crimes and am grateful that my children and I have been kept safe throughout this long and difficult process,” she wrote.  “I am now looking forward to putting this chapter of my life behind me and wanted to say how thankful I am to everyone who has supported me and my family through this time.”

She said Doyle’s guilty plea “has been a win for everyone who has ever been affected by domestic violence – it is a serious and deadly crime and my only hope is that, by sharing my experience, I can empower at least one person to come forward and seek justice themselves.”

Gomez filed for divorce in March 2019 and it was finalized in June 2019.