New York Father Charged With Murder For Shooting Death Of Wanted Rape Suspect


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” An Orange County, New York father of three has been charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed a 35-year-old man wanted by authorities for the alleged rape of an underage girl this past summer.

The shooting incident, which happened Friday, followed an intense search for the suspect by authorities and, according to the Times Herald-Record, has left area residents questioning why the suspect returned to the area after his escape and why the man, who some say was protecting his family, is now facing murder charges.

Ramapo Detective Sgt. John Lynch told local media that they had been searching for Norris Acosta-Sanchez since July when the girl’s parents discovered and reported the rape. Acosta-Sanchez had been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury for felony second-degree rape and second-degree criminal sexual act and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. 

Details of what led up to the shooting have not been made available, but Carlson, who neighbors describe as a “really good man” who is kindhearted and generous, has been charged with second-degree murder, a decision that not all of the residents of the small town are happy about.”