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Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend, Fleeing With Daughter Weighs Next Move

Oscar Hernandez is charged with murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend in their Bridgeport apartment.
Oscar Hernandez is charged with murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend in their Bridgeport apartment. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man charged with murdering his girlfriend and then fleeing with their 6-year-old daughter has a decision to make after appearing in court Tuesday, according to the Connecticut Post.

Oscar Hernandez, 39, must decide whether he wants a probable cause hearing in the case in which prosecutors would present their evidence in the case, according to the Post.

Hernandez is charged with murder, attempted murder, first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor in the case that sparked panic and an early morning Amber Alert on Feb. 24.

Hernandez killed his girlfriend, 26-year-old Nidia Gonzalez, and injured a female friend of Gonzalez in grisly stabbing in the basement apartment they shared on Greenwood Street in Bridgeport. He fled with their 6-year-old daughter, only to be captured hours later in Pennsylvania after crashing into a state police car during a pursuit.

He was held on $1 million bond for his next court date of May 22, the Post said.

Hernandez previously had been deported to his native El Salvador after being convicted of choking a former girlfriend in Stamford.

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