Dix Hills Man Convicted of Killing His Uncle

A Dix Hills man was convicted Thursday of stabbing his uncle to death in 2019.

Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly said that David Cahoon killed his uncle, William Cahoon, 70, at the victim’s home. His body was found by Nassau police on Jan. 4,  2019, after they went to the home to check on him.

“William Cahoon was a regular at the Milleridge Inn, and when he stopped coming into the restaurant for several weeks, staff knew something was wrong,” Donnelly said. “A wellness check revealed that William had been viciously stabbed repeatedly by his nephew, the defendant, who had also stolen $1800 from the man. David Cahoon’s greed gave way to extreme violence and now he will spend decades in prison paying for the life he took.”

The DA’s office said that William Cahoon was a regular at the establishment and had dinner there every Friday and Saturday for 25 years. Restaurant staff became concerned about his wellbeing after he didn’t show up for approximately four weeks.

He had been stabbed 16 times.

David Cahoon faces 25 years to life in prison at sentencing. He was convicted of Murder in the Second Degree; Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree; and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree. He is due back in court July 7 and faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

David Cahoon was arrested by NCPD Detectives on June 19, 2019.


Dix Hills Man Indicted in Uncle’s Murder

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