Hempstead man held in Uniondale stabbing death

Raymond Wade, 23, of Hempstead, charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 7 stabbing death of Romone Green, 23, of Long Beach, was denied bail on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at First District Court. (Credit: Jim Staubitser) (Photo Credit: NCPD)

A Hempstead man accused of fatally stabbing a man last month on a busy Uniondale street was ordered held without bail Sunday at First District Court.

Raymond Wade, 23, of 40 Elmwood Ave., is charged with killing Romone Green, 23, of Long Beach, outside Hansen Cleaners on Jerusalem Avenue on Feb. 7, police said. He is charged with second-degree murder.

According to the felony complaint, Wade, along with another man who has not yet been arrested, intentionally stabbed Green on the left side of the neck with a knife or other cutting instrument, cutting critical arteries, which caused his death.

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Wade's family declined to speak after his arraignment in Hempstead. His next court date is scheduled for March 12 in Mineola.

Wade's attorney Kevin O'Donnell was unable to appear, but another attorney who stood in for him at the arraignment said Wade was a high school graduate and lived at home with his parents in Hempstead, where he has lived his entire life.

According to the prosecutor, there is video surveillance of the attack from surrounding businesses and many witnesses, because the stabbing took place in the middle of the day.

Prosecutors had sought the denial of bail due to the nature of the crime.

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