Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in
Attempted Murder Cases in Newburgh
Defendant Previously Pled Guilty to two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree; Assault in the Second Degree; and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, for shootings in the City of Newburgh
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, August 5, 2022, Danny Flores-Garcia, 20, of Newburgh, was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of fifteen years in state prison and five years post-release supervision in connection with his guilty pleas in Orange County Court to two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree; Assault in the Second Degree; and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, for shootings in the City of Newburgh.
At the time that Flores-Garcia pleaded guilty, he admitted that he shot three people on September 17, 2021, at about 2:40 AM, in the vicinity of 69 Mill Street, in the City of Newburgh. Flores-Garcia admitted that he was trying to kill two of the people at the time that he shot them and that he seriously injured those two people. Flores-Garcia admitted causing physical injury to the third person he shot. Flores also admitted that on July 13, 2021, at about 11:15 AM in the vicinity of 88 Benkard Avenue, in Newburgh, he possessed a load and defaced Ruger pistol. A “defaced” firearm is one where the serial number has been removed. This is often done to prevent law enforcement officials from tracing where the gun had last been possessed legally.
District Attorney Hoovler praised the City of Newburgh Police Department for their investigation of the case and the arrest of Flores-Garcia.
“This defendant’s conduct was incredibly violent and dangerous and he deserves the sentence that was imposed,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “While thankfully no one was killed by this defendant’s criminal actions, the lives of his victims were forever altered. My Office will continue to seek significant state prison sentences for those who possess and use dangerous, illegal weapons in acts of violence.”
The case is prosecuted by Executive Assistant District Attorney Leah Canton.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation by the police that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the State of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.