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Retrial for Seneca Falls man who beat, stabbed woman in violent 2016 attack will begin in April

The retrial of a Seneca Falls man accused of seriously injuring a woman in 2016 will begin next month.

District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz said the trial for Jose Hernandez is set to begin April 19, according to the Finger Lakes Times. They report that Hernandez was convicted in a 2017 trial on felony charges of assault and criminal contempt, and sentenced by then county Judge Dennis Bender to the maximum of seven years in prison.


However, an appeals court ordered a new trial in 2019, ruling that Bender should have excused a juror for cause during selection.

The 50-year-old was taken into custody in August 2016 following a violent domestic incident. A woman was beaten and stabbed by Hernandez. Some of the injuries she sustained in the incident were permanent.



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