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Girlfriend Dismisses Her Attorney In Town Of Poughkeepsie Murder

Nicole Addimando, 28
Nicole Addimando, 28 Photo Credit: Dutchess County Jail

A Town of Poughkeepsie woman charged with the murder of her boyfriend appeared in court Tuesday where she dismissed her attorney, Anthony DeFazio.

Nicole Addimando, 28, made an appearance before Judge Paul Sullivan in Town of Poughkeepsie Court, who moved her next court date to Nov. 14. 

Addimando, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Christopher Grover, 30, is being held without bail at the Dutchess County Jail. 

The young mother of two will now be assigned a public defender to handle her case.

Addimando flagged down a patrol officer around 2:16 a.m.Thursday morning and told them she had been "involved in an incident with her boyfriend," said the Town of Poughkeepsie Police.

Officers checked on Grover's welfare and found him dead at their residence, Capt. Ken Roman said.

The couple lived in the Dutchess Apartments complex on Van Wagner Road.

People who know the young stay-at-home mother said it was so out of character for her to have shot her boyfriend.

"She was an amazing mom and nice person," said friend Lisa Rosten. "Her children were everything to her, she was a very hands-on mother."

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Detective Division at 845-485-3670.

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