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Death of 79-Year-Old Golf Course Caretaker Ruled A Homicide

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Oct. 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

The death of a 79-year-old groundskeeper who died after being attacked by a group of teens inside a Woodhaven golf course last month was ruled a homicide today– just days after the alleged perpetrator was arrested on lesser charges.

William Hinchey, a Whitestone resident, got into an argument with a number of teenage males who trespassed onto the Forest Park Golf Course, located at 101 Forest Park Dr., on Sept. 8.

During the altercation, Hinchey was shoved to the ground causing him to break his hip. The senior, who had problems with his heart and recently had a stent put in, was transferred to a local hospital and died three days later.

David Mangaran, 19, was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony assault. The cops have since declared the case a homicide and the charges may be upgraded, according to published reports.

Mangaran, who is from 71st Street in Middle Village, was the teen who allegedly pushed Hinchey during the altercation, according to police.

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