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Mayor Richard Thomas and Police Captain Roy Hastings converse to the media Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, concerning the homicide of 27-yr-previous Ashley McDuffie in Mount Vernon.
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Jason Myers faces as much as 15 years in jail.

A New Rochelle man was acquitted of homicide however convicted of manslaughter within the killing of his Mount Vernon girlfriend final yr.

A jury in Westchester County Courtroom on Tuesday discovered Jason Myers responsible of killing Ashley McDuffie and dumping her physique within the Bronx, the Westchester County District Lawyer’s Workplace stated in a press launch.

After a two-week trial, Myers, 34, was convicted of felony counts of second-diploma manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse. He had additionally been charged with second-diploma homicide and first-diploma strangulation.

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Myers faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 14.

Mount Vernon police began investigating McDuffie’s death when her family reported her missing on Aug. 23, 2016. Three days later, Myers admittedĀ to police that he killed McDuffie and left her body in the woods of Seton Falls Park near 233rd Street and Monticello Avenue in the Bronx, officials said.

The New York City Medical Examiner determined that McDuffie died from asphyxia due to compression of the neck.

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