New Windsor man pleads not guilty in murder of alleged longtime partner

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A New Windsor man pleaded not guilty Friday on charges of killing a 32-year-old woman.

Luis Rondon, a Triborough Bridge and Tunnel officer, is being charged in the murder of Deborah Waldinger. He is being held at the Orange County Jail without bail. Police confirm Rondon knew the victim.

Police say Waldinger was murdered in her South Gate apartment Oct. 9. Rondon then fled to California on what has been described as a planned trip. Police found him and brought him back to New York Thursday before charging him.

Randi McClintock was a close friend of Waldinger, and says the officer and the victim were in a relationship for the past five years, claiming she moved from Long Island to New Windsor to be closer to him.

McClintock alleges Rondon was also married to another woman. They admit Waldinger knew Rondon was married, but the wife was in the dark.

"They were together before he even got married. And he was saying how the wife had cancer and he couldn't break up with her," says McClintock.

McClintock claims the couple was planning to tell Rondon's wife about their relationship the same day she was killed.

News 12 reached out to the suspect's attorney, but has not yet heard back.

 

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