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Matthew Slocum Sentenced in Triple Murder Re-Trial

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

July 14, 2017



Matthew Slocum Sentenced in 

Triple Murder Re-Trial  





ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that MATTHEW SLOCUM, 29, formerly of White Creek, NY, was sentenced to 82 ½ years to Life in State Prison, before the Honorable Kelly S. McKeighan in Washington County Court this morning.

On June 20, 2017 SOLCUM was found guilty of (3) Counts of Murder in the Second Degree, each Class A-1 Felonies, (1) Count of Arson in the Third Degree, a Class C Felony, (1) Count of Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony, (1) Count of Petit Larceny, a Misdemeanor, and (1) Count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony. The Office of the Albany County District Attorney acted as a Special Prosecutor at trial.

The jury concluded that on July 13, 2011, at a residence on Turnpike Road in the Town of White Creek, NY, SLOCUM intentionally caused the death of his mother Lisa Harrington, his step-father Dan Harrington, and his step-brother Joshua O’Brien, by means of shooting them with a shotgun. After committing the murders SLOCUM intentionally set the house on fire to conceal evidence of the crime. The jury also concluded that SLOCUM stole the cell phone of his step-brother and was in illegal possession of the weapons used during the commission of the crime.

Bureau Chief Eric Galarneau and Executive Assistant District Attorney Linda Griggs prosecuted this case for re-trial acting as Special Prosecutors.

For more information please contact the Albany County District Attorney’s Office at [email protected]