life in prison for yonkers man convicted of





Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Walter Maddox (DOB 6/17/77) of 216 Buena Vista Avenue, Yonkers, New York was sentenced today to life in state prison without parole after a jury trial that convicted him of:


  • one count of Murder in the First Degree, a class “A-1” Felony,
  • two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, class “A-1” Felonies,
  • one count of Predatory Sexual Assault, a class “A” Felony,
  • five counts of Rape in the First Degree, class “B” Felonies,
  • one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony,
  • and one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony,


relating to the homicide of Roberta Galicia at the Yonkers Laundromat on Hawthorne Avenue on December 8, 2008 and the rape of two women during the summer of 2008.


On the morning of December 8, 2008, police were called to the Yonkers Laundromat on Hawthorne Avenue where they found the lifeless body of an employee, Roberta Galicia, who had been raped and strangled.


Yonkers Detectives investigating the case linked the crime to two other forcible rapes Maddox committed on June 30 and August 31, 2008.


On June 30, 2008, at approximately 10:45 am, a woman was raped in O’Boyle Park by the defendant who dragged the victim to a secluded area of the park where he raped her and choked her into unconsciousness.


The second rape occurred on August 31, 2008 at approximately 7:15 p.m. when the defendant raped a second woman in an apartment just a few feet from O’Boyle Park also choking her.


“This defendant is a sexual predator and murderer whose sentence appropriately reflects the depravity of his crimes. The overwhelming evidence, including irrefutable DNA matches in all three crimes, proved to the jury that Mr. Maddox committed the three rapes and murder,” commented District Attorney DiFiore after the sentencing. “Persistent and tenacious detective work by the Yonkers Police Department along with the DNA analysis conducted by the Westchester County Department of Labs and Research was instrumental in developing the murder case against the defendant and subsequently connecting him to the two previous rapes resulting in his conviction and life sentence in state prison without parole.”


Assistant District Attorney Fredric I. Green, Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra of the Sex Crimes Bureau prosecuted the case.




Walter Maddox