ALBANY, NY — On October 25, the New York State Appellate Court upheld the conviction and sentence of Vincent Ryan, of Bloomingburg. Ryan was convicted of attempted murder and related charges and sentenced to 25 years in state prison.
District Attorney Jim Farrell said the evidence at trial established that on May 28, 2015 Ryan attempted to kill his own mother by intentionally driving his 2005 Chevy Tahoe into her home in Bloomingburg, while she was inside. Ryan saw his mother in the doorway, aimed the rear of his vehicle in her direction, placed his vehicle in four wheel drive and “floored” the accelerator toward his mother and the home. The SUV broke through the exterior wall into the downstairs basement living room, pinning her underneath the SUV. As a result, Ryan’s mother suffered serious physical injury, including lacerations to her head, a fractured sternum, and a compound fracture of her leg.
She was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. When interviewed by state police investigators, Ryan admitted to wanting to kill his mother.
Farrell said, “I am pleased that the appellate court unanimously affirmed Ryan’s convictions, as found by a Sullivan County Court jury, and the 25-year prison sentence imposed in this case.”