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Aug. 30, 2016 -- Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty announced today that Eryc Hairston (DOB 06/09/90) of 130 Morningside Place, Yonkers, NY, was sentenced to twenty-two years to life after having been found guilty on June 24, 2016 of:

  • one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A” Felony

in the shooting death of Kenedy Gonzalez.

On July 8, 2015 at approximately 2:20 a.m. in the vicinity of 120 Waverly St. in Yonkers, the defendant brandished a gun and aimed it at Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who was unarmed turned away from the defendant, at which point Hairston shot Gonzalez twice in the back, killing him. The defendant and the victim were not known to each other.

After an intensive investigation carried out by the Yonkers Police Department, the defendant was arrested on July 27, 2015 in New York City.

The defendant was remanded into the custody of the New York State Department of Corrections.

Assistant District Attorney Jean Prisco of the Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Adrian Murphy of the Special Litigation Section prosecuted the case.


Eryc Hairston

Eryc Hairston