DA: Wallkill man sentenced in fatal road rage stabbing of 74-year-old man

Horace Duke, 23, was convicted of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon after police say he was involved in a car accident with Joel Paddy, 74, of Wallkill.

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2023, 12:14 AM

Updated 335 days ago

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A Wallkill man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a fatal road rage stabbing that happened last year, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Horace Duke, 23, was convicted of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon after police say he was involved in a car accident with Joel Paddy, 74, of Wallkill.
Police say the two got into an argument, which ended with Duke stabbing Lady once in the chest with a kitchen knife.
Duke was also sentenced to five years’ probation.


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