Henry Martinez Ramos convicted of fatal stabbing during fight with victim

Henry Martinez Ramos, 26, was convicted by a

Henry Martinez Ramos, 26, was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the stabbing of a 21-year-old on Oct. 20, 2012, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

A Freeport man was convicted Tuesday in the 2012 stabbing death of a man whose body he dumped on railroad tracks, prosecutors said.

Henry Martinez Ramos, 26, was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the stabbing of a 21-year-old on Oct. 20, 2012, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office.

During a fight between the two men that night in Freeport, Ramos stabbed Ermis Alonzo, 21, of Freeport, 86 times in the head, face, neck, chest and hand, killing him. Ramos then dragged Alonzo's body to nearby railroad tracks, and dropped railroad ties above it to hide the body. He was arrested the next day.


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Prosecutors said the two knew each other and had a history of verbal altercations and exchanging insults.

The jury deliberated for about five hours at the end of a 10-day trial before reaching their decision, Rice's office said. Ramos was acquitted of a trespassing charge.

Ramos faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison on the murder charge, and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7, the DA's office said.

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