Beacon Man Dies After Stabbing

Keano Munoz

Alleged assailant charged with manslaughter

Police arrested a 22-year-old Beacon man on Saturday, May 18, after a man he allegedly stabbed a week earlier died from his injuries.

The suspect, Keano D. Munoz, was arraigned in Beacon City Court on a manslaughter charge and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $150,000 cash / $300,000 bond.

In a statement, police said officers responded at about 8 p.m. on May 11 to South Davies Terrace after a report that a man had been stabbed. The victim, identified as Richard Viera, 55, of Beacon, who was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh and then to Westchester Medical Center, where he died on May 17. Police said the two men knew each other.


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