February 16, 2011
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Mother’s boyfriend charged with killing her son
Goshen- Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips announced Wednesday afternoon the indictment of 32-year old Newburgh resident Cory Byrd on multiple charges in the murder of 4-year old Marc Bookal back in December of 2009.
On December 14th back in 2009 Marc Bookal went missing from his home on Benkard Avenue in the City of Newburgh.
In March of 2010 the partially decomposed body of young Marc was found concealed in layers of trash bags and hidden amongst piles of brush.
According to DA Phillips, “As a result of an autopsy it was determined that Marc Bookal died as a result of blunt force trauma and numerous injuries throughout his body and upon his head.”
At the time of Marc’s death it is alleged that Cory Byrd was in
As of now, Byrd is currently being held in state prison pending trial on charges of:
Intentional Murder in the 2nd Degree
He noted that it is believed the bloody sweatshirt is indeed physical
evidence pertaining to the case, but would not specify whether the blood
was that Marc or another.
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