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Atlanta man arrested in Wyandanch rooming-house slay

A former Wyandanch man living in Atlanta was arrested on murder charges Wednesday in the fatal stabbing last year of a man in an illegal rooming house, Suffolk County police said.

Rasamadi Davis, 22, was arrested by members of the Suffolk County police homicide squad, the U.S. Marshals Service and local police in Atlanta, police said in a release.

Davis was being held at the Fulton County Jail and was scheduled to have an extradition hearing Wednesday, police said.

Davis allegedly stabbed Jodel J. Damus, 25, a Haitian immigrant, on Aug. 23, 2009, in a Wyandanch rooming house that was in foreclosure at the time.

Police said Damus had been living in the United States for about 15 years but only for about two or three months in the rooming house.

No further details were immediately available.

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