Taxi Fare Dispute Turns Deadly on Long Island: Cops

Nassau cops say a Queens man fatally stabbed a fellow driver in a dispute over a fare

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011  |  Updated 12:49 PM EDT
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Deadly Long Island Taxi Dispute

A driver for Franklin Square taxi company fatally stabbed a fellow driver in a dispute over who got to pick a up a fare Friday night, police said.

A squabble between two drivers for Ollie's Taxi in Franklin Square turned deadly when Christopher Heron allegedly stabbed William Mena in the torso in a North Hempstead parking lot at about 9:30 p.m., according to Nassau County cops.

Heron, 35, of Jamaica, was charged with murder in the 2nd degree and was to be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday afternoon.  Police said Mena is married father of two from Maspeth.  Information about Heron's lawyer was not immediately available.

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