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Police: Long Island Taxi Driver Stabbed Over Fare

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NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Police in Nassau County said 35-year-old Christopher Heron stabbed 32-year-old William Mena in the torso after the two taxi drivers fought over who was going to pick up a customer.

Mena was a 32-year-old married father with two children from Maspeth. Heron was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

The encounter happened around 9:30 last night in a parking lot in North Hempstead Friday. Mena was pronounced dead at 12:16 a.m. Saturday.

Both men worked for Ollie’s Taxi in Franklin Square.

Detectives request anyone with information about this homicide to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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