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Accused New York City subway slasher Billy Hernandez is a double ex-con

The man accused of slashing his girlfriend’s face in a lower Manhattan subway station has served two stints in state prison, is on life probation and is out on bail pending a weapons case, The Post has learned.

Billy Hernandez, 50 – who was arrested in a tube attack wearing “Apple Jacks” underwear on Tuesday – has been charged with attempted murder in the attack on his 49-year-old girlfriend at Fulton Street train station around 9:30am, sources said the authorities with .

At his arraignment Wednesday night, he was being held in the case on $500,000 bail.

According to records and officials, Hernandez is already facing reckless endangerment and gun possession charges stemming from a shooting with another man in Manhattan in February.

Manhattan prosecutors asked that he be held on $150,000 bail in the case, but the judge ordered he hold $50,000 — which he posted earlier this month.

Hernandez also served a 16-year sentence stemming from a 1995 assault conviction and later served an additional three-and-a-half years behind bars in a separate 2015 assault case.

Billy Hernandez
Billy Hernandez has served two sentences for assault and is on life probation.
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Because he was sentenced to nine years of life imprisonment in the 1995 case, he must remain on probation for the rest of his life, records show.

In total, he has been arrested 16 times since 1988, five of the cases were later sealed. The charges against him included robbery, assault, criminal mischief and first-degree drug possession.

In Hernandez’s latest arrest, police said he got into an argument with his girlfriend on the mezzanine floor of the 4/5 Fulton Street train station.

Hernandez is said to have slashed the woman on the right side of her face and upper back – leaving a bloody mess on the ward.

The victim of the laceration was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
The victim of the laceration was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
William Farington

She was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Hernandez fled the scene but was apprehended by police officers near South Street around 4 p.m. Tuesday and awaiting charges late Wednesday afternoon.

Photos provided to the Post show Hernandez handcuffed, wearing a red “New York” t-shirt and a pair of green underwear with the Kellogg’s Apple Jacks granola logo.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/22/accused-nyc-subway-slasher-billy-hernandez-is-two-time-ex-con/ Accused New York City subway slasher Billy Hernandez is a double ex-con

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