Man accused of murdering Newburgh family sentenced to 7 years for previous crime

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The man accused of murdering a young Newburgh family while out on bond was sentenced in Orange County Court for his previous charges.

Kaliek Goode-Ford went through a range of emotions and outbursts in court as he was unexpectedly sentenced Tuesday to seven years in state prison on a 2016 weapons and drug conviction that he pleaded guilty to months ago.

Goode-Ford was heard claiming his innocence while escorted out of court. He was supposed to be sentenced in March, but it was moved up to Tuesday because of the murder charges against him.
In court, Goode-Ford at first seemed shocked and said he wanted to take back his plea, which the judge denied.

The two-time felon then went on to cry and curse in court, saying he has another "very serious situation going on."
His attorney for this case said he felt the sentencing was fair since the minimum sentence was three years and the maximum sentence was 15 years.

Goode-Ford told the court he was born addicted to crack and raised on the streets. After sentencing, Judge Robert Freehill responded saying in hindsight, he wished Goode-Ford had been sentenced earlier.

Goode-Ford is expected to be indicted for murder on Friday by a grand jury. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life behind bars.

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