Sparrowbush man gets five years for killing rape suspect

Posted: Mar 21, 2017 12:00 AM Updated:
David Carlson was given five years in prison after being found guilty of first-degree manslaughter David Carlson was given five years in prison after being found guilty of first-degree manslaughter
GOSHEN -

An Orange County man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for the shooting death of a wanted fugitive.

David Carlson, of Sparrowbush, was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in Orange County Court in Goshen in November 2016.

Prosecutors say Carlson killed fugitive rape suspect Norris Acosta-Sanchez three years ago. Acosta-Sanchez allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and had previously evaded police.

Carlson’s defense attorneys said he fired on Acosta-Sanchez in self-defense while trying to apprehend him.

The victim's mother didn't want to go on camera, but in a letter to the court said her son didn't deserve to die and that justice needs to be served.

Once released, Carlson will serve 2 ½ years’ probation. His attorneys say they plan to appeal.

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