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Man Admits To Shooting, Killing Private Carting Worker From Northern Westchester

Heriberto Morales
Heriberto Morales Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

A 33-year-old man will face life in prison after admitting to murdering a truck driver from Northern Westchester last year.

Yonkers resident Heriberto Morales pleaded guilty to murdering Timothy Conkling, a driver for a private carting company who was stepping out of his truck when he was shot in March 2018.

Morales pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies. As part of the plea, Morales was promised terms of 19 years to life in prison for the murder charge and 16 years to life on the weapons charge. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 14.

Timothy Conkling, a Montrose resident, was shot at approximately 10:50 a.m. on March 1 near Ashburton Avenue in Yonkers, police said. After receiving the report of a shooting, arriving officers found Conkling on the ground in a lifeless state with a single gunshot wound to his head, Yonkers Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation determined that Morales shot the driver from an apartment window adjacent to the parking lot where Conkling’s truck was parked. Morales was arrested on the day of the shooting. He was indicted on the murder charge by a Westchester County Grand Jury on July 19 last year.

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