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Hempstead man charged with attempted murder in attack last month, cops say

Eduar J. Jimenez, of Hempstead, was arraigned Sunday,

Eduar J. Jimenez, of Hempstead, was arraigned Sunday, April 19, 2015, on charges of attempted murder in a stabbing on April 5 outside El Mariachi Loco Restaurant in Hempstead Village. Credit: NCPD, Google

A Hempstead man has been charged with second-degree attempted murder in an attack on a man who was stabbed 14 times and beaten with belts this month outside a village restaurant, Nassau County police said.

Eduar J. Jimenez, 23, stabbed the victim early April 5 after fighting with him inside the El Mariachi restaurant and being escorted out by security, said Det. Vincent Garcia, a police spokesman.

When the victim and his friend left the restaurant shortly before 3:20 a.m., they saw they were being followed by 10 to 14 men and they ran, the police spokesman said.

The victim fell and he was accosted by the men, while his friend got away, police said.

The injured man, 38, was taken to Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola with superficial stab wounds, including 12 to his back and buttocks, one in the arm and one in the abdomen, according to the felony complaint. He had to have 13 sutures and 26 staples to close the wounds, court papers said.

Jimenez was arraigned Sunday on charges of second-degree attempted murder fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon, police said.

Hempstead Village police had said the victim told officers that one person stabbed him.

Bail for Jimenez, of 50 Jackson Ave., was set at $250,000. He was represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on cases.

Other details, including the cause of the fight, were not released Monday.

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