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Tattoo Artist Killed In Hudson Valley

Michael A. Hankins
Michael A. Hankins Photo Credit: Harris Funeral Home

A 29-year-old tattoo artist and musician was shot dead earlier this week in New York's Hudson Valley, authorities said.

Sullivan County resident Michael A. Hankins, of Woodridge, was killed on Tuesday, Jan. 11 in Shawangunk in Ulster County, said the New York State Police.

Walter D. Post Jr, age 26, of Shawangunk, was arrested and charged with Hankins' murder, state police said.

The son of Michael H. and Maria LoCicero Hankins, Hankins enjoyed his work as a tattoo artist and musician; he liked hiking and fishing, and working out, his obituary said.

Survivors include his parents; his sister, ToniAnn, and her husband Anthony of Loch Sheldrake; niece, AninaRose; nephew, Amedeo, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. in Liberty.

Memorial contributions in Hankins name may be made to Catskill Animal Rescue, Inc. 263 Old Monticello Road, Ferndale, New York 12734.

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