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Hempstead Man Arrested for Murder of Victor Benitez

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Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad are seeking the public’s help in connection with a Murder which occurred in Hempstead, New York.

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James C. Marckensano, 24, was arrested in Houston, Texas for the murder of Victor Benitez, 28 on July 4, 2015. Photo by NCPD.

Update - December 8, 2015 - The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of James C. Marckesano, 24 Hempstead on November 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas for the below murder.  Marckesano was extradited to Nassau County on December 8, 2015 and is charged with Murder 2nd degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at First District Court, Hempstead.

The original press release is below.

Hempstead, NY - July 7, 2015 - Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department’s Homicide Squad are seeking the public’s help in connection with a Murder which occurred in Hempstead, New York.

Victor Benitez was shot to death on July 4, 2015.

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 4:41 A.M., the pictured 28 year old victim Victor Benitez was shot by an unknown subject (s) on the sidewalk in front of 426 Clinton Street, Hempstead. The victim was struck in the torso, and was pronounced deceased at the above location.

Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify the subject (s), or with any information about this crime to call our toll free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).

You don't have to reveal your identity to help solve this crime. Up to $5,000 reward.