Police: Money dispute believed to be cause of murder-suicide in Newburgh
NEWBURGH - Police believe a money dispute was the cause of a murder-suicide in Newburgh that left two women dead and a man injured.
Rebecca Winters, 36, allegedly attacked 61-year-old Bruce Montanya in his trailer Saturday evening, stabbing him multiple times before stabbing his roommate, 78-year-old Bertha Williams. Williams escaped the trailer and was found dead on their neighbor's front steps. Montanya also fled and was found in a pool of blood on the side of the road by a motorist.
Witnesses say Winters then went back inside the trailer and killed herself with Montanya's shotgun. Montanya was taken to Westchester Medical Center, where he remains in stable condition.
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Police are also investigating whether heroin was a factor in the attack.