Guilty Ruling In Trial For Huntington Station Murder

Adam Saalfield (pictured) has been found guilty of killing 18-year-old Maggie Rosales in October 2014, authorities said.

Adam Saalfield (pictured) has been found guilty of killing 18-year-old Maggie Rosales in October 2014, authorities said.

A jury has found a Huntington Station man guilty of killing 18-year-old Maggie Rosales in October 2014, authorities said.

The jury returned the guilty verdict for Adam Saalfield, 22, after less than two hours of deliberation, according to Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota.

Saalfied, whose trial began Aug. 1 in Riverhead, is faces a sentence of 25 years to life on Sept. 23, according to Spota.

 Saafield was arrested Oct. 29, 2014 and charged with second-degree murder for the killing of Rosales, who also lived in Huntington Station, and who was a senior at Walt Whitman High School. Rosales was found dead after her throat had been cut on Lynch Street just before midnight on Oct. 12, 2014.

Rosales’ murder was one of four murders that occurred in Huntington Station over a one-year span. First, on Oct. 3, 2013, 23-year-old Sarah Strobel was found dead at the Froehlich Farm Nature Preserve in Huntington. An arrest was made in connection to Strobel’s killing in June.

Luis-Ramos Rodriguez, 38, was fatally stabbed in an alley behind Melissa Restaurant in Huntington Station on June 28, 2014; and Daniel Carbajal, 25, was shot dead outside a E 9th Street Home on July 23, 2014. Police have not reported making any arrests in those cases.

-ANDREW WROBLEWSKI