Edwin Hernandez pleads guilty to second degree murder

April 4, 2022 -Springfield- Edwin Hernandez, 23, of Holyoke, plead guilty to second degree murder, at a hearing today in Hampden Superior Court. His trial was expected to begin tomorrow.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “The excellent investigation by Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit and my office’s Murder Unit led to a successful prosecution, directed by Assistant District Attorney Mary Sandstrom and appellate ADA Cynthia Payne. I would like to commend ADA Sandstrom and ADA Payne for their dedication and skillful work in securing this conviction, on behalf of Mr. Ramos’s loved ones.”

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to the intersection of Liberty Street and Genesee Street for a report of a gunshot victim. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered an adult male laying in the road, and severely wounded. The victim, later identified as Isaiah Ramos, 19, of Springfield, was rushed to Baystate Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.   

Detectives from the Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit quickly identified a suspect. Hernandez was apprehended the following morning in Holyoke by members of the Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Violent Apprehension Section, U.S. Marshal’s Taskforce, Holyoke Police Department, and the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department.    

Hernandez is expected to be sentenced, per the plea agreement, to life in prison, with parole eligibility after 25 years, tomorrow morning in Hampden Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Mary Sandstrom represented the Commonwealth in this case, along with Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Payne sitting as appellate counsel.


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