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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Alexander Fernandez Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For August 2000 Murder

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ALEXANDER FERNANDEZ, a/k/a “Det,” a/k/a “D,” a/k/a “Fat D,” a/k/a “Gordo,” was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison for murdering Edwin Honoret, 28, in Manhattan in August 2000.  FERNANDEZ pled guilty on March 2, 2018, before U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman, who imposed the sentence. 

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Almost 18 years ago, Alexander Fernandez callously murdered Edwin Honoret over a drug dispute.  Thanks to the remarkable efforts of the New York City Police Department, Fernandez has finally been held accountable for his terrible crime.  We will continue our partnership with the NYPD to make our neighborhoods safer.”

According to the Indictment, other filings in federal court, and statements made in court proceedings:

FERNANDEZ was a member of a drug trafficking organization that transported large quantities of narcotics from New York City to West Virginia and other states.  FERNANDEZ believed that he was underpaid for his role in the organization.  On August 13, 2000, FERNANDEZ lured one of his partners, Edwin Honoret, to a secluded location under the George Washington Bridge in the middle of the night and shot Honoret five times, killing him.  FERNANDEZ then stole thousands of dollars in drug proceeds that belonged to Honoret.

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In addition to the prison sentence, FERNANDEZ was sentenced to three years of supervised release. 

Mr. Berman praised the investigative work of the Cold Case Homicide Squad of the New York City Police Department.  Mr. Berman also thanked the Special Agents of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

This case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Anden Chow, Thomas McKay, and Laurie A. Korenbaum are in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
18-203
Updated June 20, 2018