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17-year-old Poughkeepsie girl in critical condition after murder attempt

A 17-year-old Poughkeepsie girl is in critical condition after police say a man named Sebastian Morataya-Mendez assaulted her Sunday.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2022, 10:27 AM

Updated 827 days ago

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A 17-year-old Poughkeepsie girl is in critical condition after police say a man named Sebastian Morataya-Mendez assaulted her Sunday.
The city of Poughkeepsie PBA posted on their Facebook page that they received a call about a possible disturbance and that a woman was injured and on the floor of a home.
When officers arrived, they found the victim unconscious with severe injuries to her head. She was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.
Morataya-Mendez, 25, of Poughkeepsie, was identified as a suspect and taken into police custody. He's being charged with attempted murder.
Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 845-451-7577.


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