SENTENCE IN HAVERSTRAW STRANGULATION MURDER

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FROM DA’S OFFICE

Picture 6Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe this week announced the sentence of Nixon Bourguignon, 38, of 28 Forest Drive, Apartment F, Haverstraw, New York on a charge of murder in the second degree, a class “A” Felony, in the killing of his girlfriend, Shannon Coleman. 
 
District Attorney Zugibe said, “Evidence presented at trial showed that the defendant strangled the victim during the protracted break-up of their relationship. A woman with her whole life ahead of her was senselessly murdered. The defendant will now likely face most, if not all, of the remainder of his life in prison. Hopefully, the victim’s family will find some measure of justice in this verdict.” 
 
On May 7, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Bourguignon violently attacked inside the family’s residence at the MountainSide apartment complex in the Town of Haverstraw. The victim had two young sons, who were in the apartment during the attack. Bourguignon is the father of the younger child. The couple had lived together in the second-floor apartment. 
 
Bourguignon was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Executive Assistant District Attorney Dominic Crispino prosecuted the case.
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