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New York man convicted of murdering woman who wound up in his backcountry driveway after wrong turn

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FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been convicted of second-degree murder for fatally shooting a young woman after the SUV she was riding in mistakenly drove into his rural driveway in upstate New York. A jury found Kevin Monahan guilty Tuesday in the shooting of Kaylin Gillis on a Saturday night last April after she and her friends pulled into his driveway near the Vermont border. They were trying to find another house. Authorities say Monahan came out to his porch and fired twice from his shotgun, with the second shot hitting Gillis in the neck. Monahan maintains it was an accident involving a defective gun. He’s now facing up to life in prison.

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