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Man Gets 25 to Life for Brutal Stabbing

Freeport man convicted of 2012 murder and hiding evidence was sentenced Monday.

A man convicted of stabbing another man and trying to hide the evidence received his prison sentencing Monday, according to the Nassau County District Attorney's office.

Henry Martinez-Ramos, 26, of Freeport, was ordered to spend 25 years to life in prison by Judge Teresa Corrigan. Martinez-Ramos was convicted in May of second-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

“This defendant’s utter disregard for human life is clear from the brutality of his crime and the multiple injuries he inflicted upon his victim,” said NCDA Kathleen Rice. “I am pleased that this sentence will mean he will no longer be able to pose a threat to anyone on our streets for a long time to come.”

In October 2012, Martinez-Ramos stabbed 21-year-old Ermis Alonzo, of Freeport, 86 times during a fight on one-way Bennington Avenue in Freeport, said the DA. Martinez-Ramos then dragged the victim to nearby train tracks and covered the body in railroad ties to hide the evidence, officials reported.

The victim and Martinez-Ramos had a long history of altercations before their final argument, said Freeport Police.

The stabbing happened on Bennington Avenue in Freeport, reported Long Island Press. A homeless man had been found dead earlier that year in the same area, said the report.

Jack July 07, 2014 at 05:42 PM
First, I believe the news should always inform us if a criminal is an illegal alien, regardless of their country of origin or the ethnic background implied by their name. Second, this piece of filth should not get 25 years to life. They should be executed next week.
steven Jacobs July 07, 2014 at 06:42 PM
how is he going to father more welfare brats if he is in prison? This means we are going to have to take in more Guatamalans!
Bob West July 08, 2014 at 02:35 AM
@jack-. Curious, was this guy an illegal alien? Can't find that mentioned here or in the original articles. So if he was an "illegal" and these sources just "didn't mention" the fact, I get your point about a hole in the reporting. It's frightening that horrors like this happen on the tracks right outside the windows of commuters zooming by toward Manhattan.
Eddie July 08, 2014 at 07:00 AM
Patch's "news" is almost always rewritten from Cablevision's Newsday. Newsday's policy is to never mention if a suspect is illegal. They also omit the race of any suspect who is not White. This same policy is shared by the NY Times and News Corp.'s publications.

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