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Man Sentenced In Fatal Shooting At Westchester Park

Robert Daniels of Yonkers
Robert Daniels of Yonkers Photo Credit: Yonkers Police

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County man has been sentenced to a term of between 20 years and life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a man in Doyle Park when an attempted armed robbery went awry last year.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday that 27-year-old Yonkers resident Robert Daniels has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in April.

According to Scarpino, shortly before 9 p.m. on May 31, Huguet was in Doyle Park when Daniels attempted to rob him at gunpoint. The victim refused to turn over any personal property, and Daniels shot him multiple times with a semi-automatic pistol. He then fled the park.

Yonkers police and an ambulance responded to Doyle Park, where the victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he would be pronounced dead. A subsequent autopsy performed by the Medical Examiner determined that the victim suffered bullet wounds in his neck and torso, with lacerations to the heart, lung and liver.

Following the shooting, the Yonkers Police Department launched an investigation that led to Daniels’ arrest several days later. He was originally charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted robbery and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.

Daniels has been remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections.

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