Hempstead Man Convicted of Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect was convicted Tuesday of stabbing a 28-year-old man to death in Hempstead two years ago.A Nassau County jury found Luis Moreno guilty of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.“Mr. Moreno held his victim’s jacket to ensure that he could not flee,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 38-year-old stabbed Darwin Hernandez in the chest, hand, abdomen, groin and head behind a Laundromat on Clinton Street at 4:20 p.m. on March 2, 2013.Hernandez, who died from blood loss caused by a puncture wound to his heart, was found dead nearby on Lincoln Boulevard.Hempstead village police arrested Moreno less than a month later near where Hernandez’s body was found.Both men called Hempstead home.Moreno up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced July 15 before Judge Helene Gugerty.last_img

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