Appellate Court upholds attempted murder conviction of Newport man

By WKTV News

NEWPORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - An Appellate Court has upheld the conviction of a Newport man convicted of attempted murder in 2009.

According to Acting Herkimer County District Attorney Jeff Carpenter, the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division had recently unanimously affirmed the conviction of Michael Caldwell, on second-degree attempted murder as well as first-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. In March 2009, Caldwell was found guilty in Herkimer County Court.

The conviction stems from a July 12, 2008 fight at the White Creek Trailer Park in Newport where Caldwell shot his neighbor in the leg after the neighbor, Daniel Uebele, hit Caldwell and blinded him in one eye. After being hit, police said Caldwell went back to his trailer and grabbed a loaded rifle and then fired several times at Uebele, hitting him in both legs.

Caldwell is serving a 20 year sentence, with five years post release supervision as a result of his conviction.

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