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Man convicted in assault on state trooper

GOSHEN – A Middletown man was convicted last Friday of the September 28, 2013 assault against a state trooper during a domestic dispute in a parking lot in the Town of Wawayanda.

Nigel Murray, 23, was convicted of felony assault and other offenses. He faces up to seven years in state prison when sentenced in July.

Troopers had responded to a domestic dispute during which Murray’s mother, the victim, identified Murray as the other person in the incident.

When Trooper Christopher Williams tried to speak to Murray, Murray shouted obscenities at the trooper and walked away. Murray walked away, continued to argue with the officer and then shoved him twice.

During the ensuing struggle, Murray, who weighed 220 pounds, fell on the trooper’s ankle, causing a compound fracture, severe enough that the trooper’s foot ended up facing the wrong way on his leg.  Murray later claimed the trooper “got what he deserved.”