New York suspect in fatal hatchet attack re-arrested after release by state’s 'Less is More' law

Joseph Rivera, 21, was back in the Monroe County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder in connection to the death of 47-year-old Heather Majors, who was stabbed 30 times with a hatchet in her Rochester apartment on July 10, WHEC-TV reported. Majors died from her wounds days later.

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Rivera had initially been arrested at Rochester’sTent City” op Julie 22 for violating numerous conditions of his parole and police alerted New York State Parole that he was suspected in Major’s murder, according to a timeline Rochester police gave the outlet.

Police told parole that Rivera was to be held in jail until December 2021 while investigators prepared for prosecution and that he would be charged with murder prior to his release date, lui die verslag.

A man suspected of murder was released from the Monroe County Jail on Tuesday as part of the state's new parole reform law before he was re-arrested later that evening, the Rochester Police Department said.

A man suspected of murder was released from the Monroe County Jail on Tuesday as part of the state’s new parole reform law before he was re-arrested later that evening, the Rochester Police Department said. (Google kaarte)

Egter, Rivera was released at 9 am. on Tuesday as part of New York’s newLess is More” daad, volgens die polisie.

Under the parole reform law, watter Goewerneur. Kathy Hochul announced on Friday, parolees can no longer be held in jail for technical violations.

Rochester police said officers did not know Rivera had been released until parole notified them an hour later. Investigators contacted the U.S. Marshals Violent Felony Fugitive Task Force, which took Rivera back into custody around 7 nm. Tuesday without incident.

Rivera pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday, die Democrat and Chronicle reported. He was being held without bond at the Monroe County Jail.

Fox News has reached out to the Rochester Police Department.

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