- On Air
- Local Headlines
- Local News & Events
- Local Traffic
- National News
- Video - News
- Video - Ask Our Experts
- Audio - News
- Audio - Upstate Live!!
- Wanted Suspects
- Station Schedule
- Best Of Dennis Prager
- The Hugh Hewitt Show
- The Mike Gallagher Show
- The Dennis Prager Show
- The Sean Hannity Show
- Upstate Live with Joey Hudson
- The Larry Elder Show
- The Mark Levin Show
- Best of Mike Gallagher
- Contact Us
- Advertise With Us
- Subscribe to the Newsletter
- Download the iPhone App
- Download the Android App
NY teen admits to killing 2, wounding 5 at Halloween party
Email to a Friend
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting two young women and wounding five other people during a Halloween party in upstate New York last year.
The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/2m2JKOm ) 17-year-old Nija Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday in Orange County Court to two counts of second-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.
He admitted to opening fire during a party being held Oct. 30 in Newburgh, 55 miles north of New York City. Eighteen-year-old Omani Free and 20-year-old Tabitha Cruz were killed.
Johnson was taken into custody in Richmond, Virginia, a week after the shooting. He faces 40 years to life in prison.
Prosecutors say security video at the party venue showed Johnson opened fire with a .40-caliber pistol with an extended 20-round magazine. Authorities say none of the victims were his intended target.
Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com
Latest From U.S.
- New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult
- Insider Q&A: Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes
- Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning
- Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia
- Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political