Sullivan County DA Press Release

Sullivan DA Galligan announces life sentences for duo convicted of Swan Lake double homicide

Posted 5/1/22

Chasity Cutway, 38, and David Host, 33, of Walden, were sentenced on Friday, April 29 to lifetime prison terms for the January 13, 2021, slayings of Derek and Glenn Travis in Swan Lake.

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Sullivan County DA Press Release

Sullivan DA Galligan announces life sentences for duo convicted of Swan Lake double homicide

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MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County District Attorney Meagan Galligan announced that Chasity Cutway, 38, and David Host, 33, of Walden, were sentenced on Friday, April 29 to lifetime prison terms for the January 13, 2021, slayings of Derek and Glenn Travis in Swan Lake. Sullivan County Court Judge Jim Farrell imposed the sentences this afternoon after hearing from the family members of the victims, ordering that no consideration of parole for either defendant may occur for at least 25 years. Cutway and Host separately entered guilty pleas in February of this year, admitting that they illegally entered the victims’ residence and fatally stabbed them.

“This brutal attack continues to traumatize those left in its wake, who suffer from the loss of their loved ones and the futures they planned together, as well as the loss of their ability to feel safe in their own homes. While no sentence can bring that back, we hope that the incarceration of these defendants for up to their entire lives brings some closure to them and safeguards our community from these dangerous offenders. My office and my partners in law enforcement will continue to support and advocate for the survivors of this vicious crime, who bravely addressed the court today,” Galligan said.

Galligan thanked all of the first responders who assisted with this case, as well as the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Forensic Identification and Major Crimes Units. She further acknowledged the dedication of Sullivan County’s Crime Victim Advocate Candice Ozolins to this case and many others.

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