Contact Us
Putnam Daily Voice serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley

Menu

Putnam Daily Voice serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
police & fire

Verdict Is In: DiPippo Found Not Guity In 1994 Putnam Murder

Anthony DiPippo, twice convicted in the rape and murder 12-year-old Josette Wright of Carmel, was acquitted Tuesday after a third trial, lohud.com reports.
Anthony DiPippo, twice convicted in the rape and murder 12-year-old Josette Wright of Carmel, was acquitted Tuesday after a third trial, lohud.com reports. Photo Credit: File

Anthony Dipippo, whose two previous convictions in the 1994 rape and murder of Carmel's Josette Wright were overturned, said he was "in shock" after a jury acquitted him Tuesday following a third trial in Putnam County Court, according to lohud.com.

Josette's mother, Susan Wright, gasped when the verdict was read Tuesday, and later said that she'll just have to be satisfied with the 20 years DiPippo has already served. Prosecutors said they were also disappointed with the verdict, lohud.com says.

DiPippo and his lawyer credited their ability to introduce the possiblity that the crime was committed by Howard Gombert, who is serving time in Connecticut for sexual assault, for casting doubt on the prosecution's case. DiPippo supporter Jeffrey Deskovic said he will work now to exonerate Andrew Krivak, who is serving a 25 years to life sentence in the case, lohud.com reports.

Click here to read The Journal News/lohud.com article .

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Putnam Daily Voice!

Serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.