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Posted on: January 20, 2023

TWENTY-EIGHT YEAR OLD COLD CASE MURDER SOLVED

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly and East Greenbush Chief Elaine Rudzinski announced today that the twenty-eight year old murder of Wilomena “Violet” Filkins has been solved.

Filkins was found deceased in...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

NAJII SNIPES SENTENCED IN ASSAULTS

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Najji Snipes, 23, of Troy was sentenced today to a total 8 years determinate in prison and 5 years post release supervision for the following charges: Attempted Assault ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

O’NEILL SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS FOR RAPE

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Tyrell O’Neill, 25, of Troy was sentenced today to 25 years in prison and 10 years post-release supervision.

O’Neill was found guilty after a jury trial on...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

WALTON INDICTED IN ATTACK ON HVCC STUDENT

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Zymeir Walton, age 20, of Albany, was arraigned today on a six count indictment in Rensselaer County court. Walton is charged with:

One count of Attempted Murder in th...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

JOSEPH DOMINQUEZ SENTENCED IN MCMAHON MURDER

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that the Honorable Jennifer Sober sentenced Joseph Dominquez-Carle, 27, of Troy, to 25 years in prison and 5 years post release supervision for his role in the murder of Mich...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

RENSSELAER COUNTY AGENCIES RECEIVE ARSON AWARD

Troy, NY - Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s office, the City of Troy Police Department and the Troy Fire Department were awarded the Alton Lewis Fire Investigation Team o...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

JULIAN SOTO SENTENCED IN SHOOTING THAT PARALYZED 12 YEAR OLD

Troy, NY- Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced the sentencing of Julian Soto, 25 of Troy, NY in connection with the 2021 shooting of Matthew Rivera.

Rensselaer County Court Judge Jennifer G. Sober sentenced Soto to 10 years determinate an...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

DISTRICT ATTORNEY CONVICTIONS

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that James “Finny” Smith, Jr., 50, of Troy pled guilty today to two Rensselaer County indictments.

Smith pled to Assault in the 2nd degree, a Class D violent Fel...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

DUNCAN MACLEAN SENTENCED FOR 2017 ASSAULT

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Duncan Maclean, age 39, previously of Pittstown, was sentenced after his guilty plea to one count of Attempted Assault – 1st Degree, a Class C violent felony, ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2022

JOSEPH DOMINQUEZ FOUND GUILTY OF MCMAHON MURDER IN LOVE TRIANGLE

 Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that after an almost two week trial, a Rensselaer County jury found Joseph Dominquez-Carle, 26, of Troy, guilty of Manslaughter in the 1st degree. He was found not ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

HARTFIELD SENTENCED FOR 2020 ASSAULT

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Earnest Hartfield, age 47, of East Greenbush, was sentenced today. On May 16, 2022, a jury returned a guilty verdict after a week-long trial. Hartfield was found guilty of Ass...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

JAHQUAY BROWN VERDICT

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that, after a nearly two week trial, a Rensselaer County jury found Jahquay Brown, 22, of Cohoes, not-guilty of one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-1 Felony ...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

PAROLEE TAKES A PLEA IN FEBRUARY ATTACK- SENTENCED TODAY

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Tyquan Victor, age 25, of the Bronx, pled guilty on August 23rd to one count of Attempted Assault in the 1st Degree, a Class C armed violent felony, in violation of Section 12...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SENTENCED IN SHOOTING THAT PARALYZED 12 YEAR OLD

Troy, NY- Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced the sentencing of Christopher George, age 18 of Troy, NY in connection with the 2021 shooting of Matthew  Rivera, and an unrelated indictment for robbery.

Rensselaer County Court Jud...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

ROSE SENTENCING IN SEXUAL ABUSE CASE

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that Scott T. Rose, 59, of Troy was sentenced Thursday, August 4th after pleading guilty to one count of Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, a Class D Violent felony, in violation of Section...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Press Conference on Driving Under the Influence

Troy, NY -- Rensselaer County District Attorney, Mary Pat Donnelly and Sheriff Patrick Russo held a joint press conference on the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Area school district superintendents, school resource and pol...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

COX FOUND GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF CHILD

Troy, NY --Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that, after a nearly two week trial, a Rensselaer County jury convicted Kevin Cox, 42, of two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A-1 Felony in violation of Sectio...

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District Attorney Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2022

ARSONIST SENTENCED TO TWELVE YEARS

Troy, NY -- Troy NY- District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Matthew Woelfersheim, 45 of Schaghticoke pled guilty in Rensselaer County Court before the Honorable Jennifer G. Sober to one count of Arson in the Second Degree, a Class B viol...

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District Attorney Press Releases