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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: October 16, 2014
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: October 16, 2014
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Benjamin Ruiz of the Perth Amboy Police Department announced today that a city man has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing another city resident, whose body was found in the woods earlier this week.
Hernandez, 34, of
Hernandez† also was charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.
is being held at the
Hernandez was arrested and charged following an intensive investigation by Detective Carlos Rodriguez of the Perth Amboy Police Department and Detective Jeffrey Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.
The investigation determined that the murder was not a random act and that the two men knew each other. The investigation further showed that the victim was robbed.
were alerted when a passerby saw the victim in a wooded section off of
An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined the victim had been fatally stabbed.
investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective
Rodriguez of the Perth Amboy Police Department at (732) 324-3836, or
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Hernandez are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.