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Posted on: June 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in Village of Monroe Stabbing Death

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in 

Village of Monroe Stabbing Death


During an Altercation, Defendant Stabbed Victim Multiple Times, Killing Him

Defendant Sentenced to 24 Years in State Prison

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Thursday, June 6, 2019, Samuel Del Cid Hernandez, age 31, of Monroe, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown to twenty-four years in state prison, and five years post-release supervision, in connection with the October 2018 stabbing death of a man in a hallway outside Hernandez’s apartment.  On April 2, 2019, Hernandez had pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree.

Prosecutors had argued that on the evening of October 12 into October 13, 2018, Hernandez and several other people, including the deceased, were drinking at Hernandez’s apartment. At some point during the evening, words were exchanged between Hernandez and the deceased, and a physical altercation occurred between the deceased and a third partygoer. The decedent then left the apartment and went into the hallway outside. Hernandez took a knife from the kitchen and followed the victim into the hallway, where he stabbed the victim multiple times, killing him. Hernandez is alleged to have later discarded the knife.

District Attorney Hoovler thanked the Village of Monroe Police Department and the New York State Police for their efforts in the investigation of the case.

“The community will be safer during the over two decades that this defendant will be in state prison,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “Weapons and alcohol are never a good combination. While no sentence can compensate for the loss of a loved one, I hope that this sentence will bring some measure of closure to the victim’s family.”

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney David J. Byrne.

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