New details released in St. George murder case

Victor Manuel Hernandez. Photo: Washington County

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 25, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — New details have been released in the case of a man charged with a murder reported Friday in St. George.

Victor Manuel Hernandez was arrested at about 7 a.m. Saturday, according to a  probable cause statement filed by a member of the St. George Police Department.

The on-call detective was called to the scene, near the 2000 block of 1575 North in St. George.

“When I arrived, I was informed a male suspect, identified as Victor Manuel Hernandez (21 year old male) was in custody and had made statements to witnesses that he had killed somebody,” the probable cause statement says.

“During the investigation, officers located a deceased male. … The male had injuries consistent with stab wounds.

“The investigation showed that Victor Hernandez stabbed and killed the male that was found. After Victor waived his rights per Miranda, he admitted to intentionally killing the male victim with a knife that was recovered as evidence.”

Hernandez was charged with one count of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bail.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of his family members, who could not immediately be located.


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