Hempstead village police have apprehended a suspect wanted for stabbing a 28-year-old man to death four weeks ago.

Luis Moreno was arrested Sunday near the crime scene and was charged with second-degree murder.

Police said the 35-year-old suspect fatally stabbed Darwin Hernandez, who was found dead behind Laundry Palace on Clinton Street on March 2.

Both the suspect and the victim are from Hempstead.

Moreno will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.