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Wallkill man convicted in road-rage fatal stabbing

Horace Duke, 23, was convicted of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

Bob Doda

Apr 25, 2023, 9:16 PM

Updated 421 days ago

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A Wallkill man has been convicted of a fatal stabbing that followed a road rage incident last October.
Horace Duke, 23, was convicted of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.
The incident happened near Exit 119 of State Route 17 in Wallkill.
Duke and 74-year-old Joel Laddy were involved in an accident. It escalated into a verbal argument which ended with Duke stabbing Laddy once in the chest with a kitchen knife.
Duke faces up to 25 years when he is sentenced in June. His attorney says he plans to appeal.


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