Sept. 15, 2022 – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that New Rochelle resident Daniel Flores-Arteaga, 28, was sentenced on Sept. 15, 2022, to 17 years in state prison, with five years of post-release supervision, for applying a fatal chokehold to his mother during a dispute in her home in New Rochelle.

On Mar. 17, 2020, at approximately 1 p.m., the defendant put his 54-year-old mother into a chokehold. When New Rochelle Police Officers responded to the scene, they found the defendant in the home and his mother unconscious on the floor.

The victim was transported to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, where she never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on Mar. 26, 2020, as a result of her injuries.

In July 2022, the defendant pled guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree, a felony.

The case was before Judge James McCarty in Westchester County Court, and was prosecuted by Bureau Chief Wendy Parra of the Special Prosecutions Division.


Anna Young, Public Information Officer
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