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Cops ID suspect in Hempstead fatal stabbing

Roy Christmas, 36, is wanted in the fatal

Roy Christmas, 36, is wanted in the fatal stabbing Tuesday of William Pinckney, 57, in the rear of a home in Hempstead, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

Nassau police on Wednesday released the identity and a photo of a man suspected in the slaying Tuesday of a Freeport man at a residence in Hempstead.

Roy Christmas, 36, is wanted in the fatal stabbing of William Pinckney, 57, in the rear of a home on Warner Avenue, Nassau County police said.

The suspect, who uses the alias Skey, stabbed the victim multiple times about 4:15 a.m., police said.

Pinckney was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was pronounced dead at 4:57 a.m., police said.

Police urge anyone who may know the suspect’s whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS or call 911.

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