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A man shot and killed a girl who mistakenly drove into his yard in New York state.


Alina Prikhodko

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A man was found guilty of murdering a 20-year-old girl. A group of friends, searching for an acquaintance's house, mistakenly turned down a long, dark driveway in rural Hebron, New York. It turned out that it led to the house of 65-year-old Kevin Monahan, who opened fire on approaching cars, reports ABC7NY.

A group of friends were traveling in two cars and a motorcycle on the night of April 15, 2023. Kaylin Gillis was sitting in the passenger seat of one of the cars driven by her boyfriend. Monahan, standing on his deck, fired at least two shots toward the approaching intruders and fatally wounded Gillis in the neck, authorities said.

“They became a victim of circumstances. The friend they were going to meet was a half-mile down the road, Kaylyn's father, Andrew Gillies, said in April. “This man sitting on the porch and shooting at a car that posed no threat just made me really angry.”

On Tuesday, January 23, Monahan was found guilty of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment and tampering with physical evidence. The defendant's lawyer, Arthur Frost, said his client was afraid of strangers who appeared in his driveway on a dark night.

Monahan testified that he fired one warning shot to let people in the driveway know he was armed. “To me, a warning shot is almost like starting a dialogue,” the suspect said under cross-examination.

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He tripped over nails on his deck, lost his balance, and the gun accidentally fired a second shot, he said. Frost called the gun defective, a claim disputed by Victoria O'Connor, a New York State Police forensic investigator.

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