November 19, 2010

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Malak gets 15 to life for teenage murder on top of 20 to life for other killing

KINGSTON – The man, who killed a 15-year-old boy when he was also a teenager in March 1996, was sentenced in Ulster County Court Friday to 15 years to life in state prison.

Daniel Malak, 30, a former resident of Kerhonskon, is currently serving a state prison sentence of 20 years to life for killing a 62-year-old New York City man, George Allison, who was at his weekend home in Samsonville about a year-and-a-half later.

Judge Paul Czajka imposed the new sentence for killing Joseph Martin in March 1996 to run consecutively with the other prison term.

When sentenced, Malak denied his guilt and made vague references to conspiracies or falsely reported facts and false allegations.

Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright said he hopes, with this sentencing, Martin’s family “can find some peace.”

Martin was bludgeoned to death with a metal pipe and his body was buried. A friend of the two boys, Alexander Barsky, was with them at the time.

Six years after the killing, Barsky met Malak while Malak was in prison on the other murder conviction and told him to take care of Martin’s remains so Barsky returned to the crime scene, dug them up, drove to New York City and threw them out.

In return for his cooperation, Barksy was allowed to plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

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