HUDSON, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A man is behind bars and charged with Murder after another man is dead after being stabbed in Hudson.
Around 11 p.m. Sunday, Hudson City police got a call from a woman who told them her neighbor was bleeding profusely from his neck. When police arrived, they found 27-year-old Cory Velasquez unresponsive inside his street level apartment at 10 Frederick St.
Police said Velasquez had multiple stab wounds to his neck. He was rushed to Columbia Memorial Hospital where he later died.
Police said 20-year-old Carl “Pepe” Williams, of Hudson, was arrested in connection with the homicide. He was arraigned in Hudson City Court Monday afternoon and pleaded not-guilty to Murder in the Second Degree.
Police said they collected a lot of physical evidence at the scene, but they still have not found the murder weapon. Hudson City Police Chief Ed Moore said while they have a lot of information, they cannot release specifics, including if anyone else was involved.
“There are a lot of things that we know, but we can’t discuss if it’s part of evidentiary nature,” he said.
Police said both Velasquez and Williams had a criminal history. They also knew each other and may have been related, according to police. There is no word, yet, on a motive, but police said the stabbing was not random.
Williams is being held in the Columbia County Jail without bail and is scheduled to be back in court on Tuesday.