Faces 25 Years to Life in Prison at Sentencing
A Dix Hills man was convicted of murder for stabbing his elderly uncle to death in Levittown in 2019.
David Cahoon, 44, was convicted by a jury on June 8 of second-degree murder, an A-I felony; possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a D felony; and fourth-degree grand larceny, an E felony. The jury deliberated for approximately one day before delivering their verdict.
On January 4, 2019, the body of 70-year-old William Cahoon was found by members of the Nassau County Police Department in a back bedroom of his home in Levittown with approximately 16 stab wounds to his head, neck, and chest.
The officers responded to the home following a request for a wellness check on William Cahoon by staff at the Milleridge Inn. Mr. Cahoon was a regular at the establishment and had dinner there every Friday and Saturday for 25 years. Restaurant staff became concerned about his well being after he didn’t show up for approximately four weeks.
Following an investigation, it was determined the victim was killed on December 3, 2018, by his nephew, David Cahoon, who was arrested by NCPD detectives on June 19, 2019. The investigation also revealed the nephew stole $1,800 from the victim by fraudulently cashing a check from the victim’s bank account.
“William Cahoon was a regular at the Milleridge Inn, and when he stopped coming into the restaurant for several weeks, staff knew something was wrong,” said Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly. “A wellness check revealed that William had been viciously stabbed repeatedly by his nephew, the defendant, who had also stolen $1800 from the man. David Cahoon’s greed gave way to extreme violence and now he will spend decades in prison paying for the life he took.”
David Cahoon is due back in court for sentencing on July 7, when he faces 25 years to life in prison.