Hempstead Man Sentenced for Murder

A man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life prison for stabbing a 28-year-old man to death in Hempstead two years ago.

A Nassau County jury found Luis Moreno, 38, guilty last month of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

“This defendant showed no mercy upon his victim when he stabbed him to death in broad daylight as he tried to defend himself and flee,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.

Prosecutors said Moreno stabbed Darwin Hernandez multiple times in the chest, hand, abdomen, groin and head behind a laundromat on Clinton Street at 4:20 p.m. on March 2, 2013.

Hernandez died from blood loss caused by a puncture wound to his heart, authorities said. His body was later found nearby on Lincoln Boulevard.

Hempstead village police arrested Moreno on March 24, 2013, a few doors down from where Hernandez’s body was found.