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No Motive Known For New Windsor MURDER

Michael Kohus, 35, of Highland Falls died after being stabbed Saturday at ShopRite in New Windsor. The attack is believed by police to have been random. (photo by Bob Root)

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Michael Kohus, 35, of Highland Falls died after being stabbed Saturday at ShopRite in New Windsor. The attack is believed by police to have been random. (photo by Bob Root)

By Mark Gerlach

Many questions still surround the stabbing death of a 35-year-old Highland Falls man at ShopRite on Route 32 last weekend.

The victim, Michael Kohus, was reportedly stabbed once in the neck while in the produce section of the supermarket. The incident occurred on June 11 at about 9:40 a.m. Kohus was unconscious when police arrived. He was taken to St. Luke’s hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A suspect, Andrew Goodenough, 35, of New Windsor was in custody in less than an hour. Goodenough was charged with second-degree murder. Police found him at about 10:30 a.m. near the front of the supermarket past the cash registers, Sgt. Steve Sager of the New Windsor Police Department said.

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Andrew Goodenough, 35, of New Windsor. (photo provided)

The weapon, a folding knife with a 3.5-inch blade, was reportedly dropped by the suspect at the scene after he allegedly used it to stab Kohus. Many in the store didn’t witness the stabbing. However, police were able to obtain a description of the suspect using video camera surveillance footage. Goodenough didn’t leave the store, police said.

“Video was key to getting a vague description of the suspect,” Sager said.

A connection between the suspect and the victim hasn’t been established, and the attack is believed by police to be random.

For the complete story see the Friday, June 17 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.

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