Police: New Lenox man mistakenly held for 1978 murder had stabbed a man in 1966
When a New Lenox police officer pulled over Pedro Hernandez in March on suspicion of drunk driving, they ran his information through the system.
Police noticed that Hernandez' identifiers resembled those of a man named Pedro Hernandez who was wanted for a 1978 murder in Joliet. When the officer asked why his information would come up, he "made a statement about him being involved with a homicide in 1966," said Joliet Cmdr. Brian Benton.
"'I thought that chapter of my life was past me,' was one of the comments he made," according to Benton.
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