Homeless Man Gets 25 to Life for Freeport Murder

A homeless man was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing a 21-year-old man with whom he had an ongoing dispute following a fight near the Freeport day laborer hiring site two years ago.

Henry Martinez-Ramos had been convicted at Nassau County court in May of second-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a weapon. A jury found him not guilty of trespassing.

Prosecutors said that the 26-year-old stabbed his victim approximately 86 times in his head, face, neck, chest and hand during an altercation along a secluded one-way street on Oct. 20, 2012.

Martinez-Ramos then dragged his victim’s body to nearby railroad tracks and dropped multiple railroad ties on it to hide it.

Freeport village police arrested him the next day.