Official Press Release from the Westchester County District Attorney
Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced today that a Bronx man was sentenced to 25 years to life for the 2021 Yonkers murder of Pennsylvania resident Shaun Hutchinson, a former partner of his ex-girlfriend.
DA Rocah said: “The intersection of domestic violence and gun violence can have devastating consequences. Not only did a victim have his life taken from him, but the defendant’s obsessive control and psychological manipulation will cause lasting trauma to the woman who witnessed this cold-blooded murder of her child’s father.”
After a two-week trial, a jury on April 25 found Alexis Rose, 37, guilty of Murder in the Second Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, all felonies.
On March 15, 2021, at approximately 8:57 p.m., the defendant, in violation of an order of protection, showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s Yonkers home unannounced while 41-year-old Hutchinson, the father of her child, was leaving. Following a verbal altercation with his ex-girlfriend, the defendant removed a 9mm semi-automatic gun from his waistband and shot Hutchinson multiple times before fleeing. Hutchinson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Within hours of the incident, the Yonkers Police Department arrested the defendant as he was leaving his residence in the Bronx. Following the arrest, police recovered an empty box of ammunition, packages and invoices for 9mm firearm parts, gun cleaning kits, and gun paraphernalia from the defendant’s home. The investigation also determined that, prior to the murder, the defendant’s escalating conduct involved calling and texting his ex-girlfriend from several different phone numbers, in violation of an order of protection.
The Mount Vernon Police Department, the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, the Westchester County Department of Laboratories and Research, the Westchester County Medical Examiner, and the DA’s Office High Technology Crimes Unit, assisted with the investigation.
The case was before Judge Susan Cacace in Westchester County Court, and was prosecuted by Trials and Investigations Division Counsel John O’Rourke and Domestic Violence Deputy Bureau Chief Janelle Armentano of the Special Prosecutions Division. Yonkers Deputy Bureau Chief Kristina Dushaj assisted with the case.