New evidence found, suspect out on bail in murder investigation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Kenneth Hernandez goes about his day like any other, but just weeks ago he was behind bars; charged with shooting and killing 32-year-old David Camacho from Providence.

“I’m getting death threats, people telling me I’m next, my time is almost up,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez was held without bail in late March.

But, ABC6 learned new evidence came to light, which caused the attorney general’s office to release Hernandez.

Now he’s in legal limbo, and while that plays out he’s on a mission.

“I just want my name cleared,” Hernandez said. “I don’t want people to look at me and be scared.”

Hernandez met up with Camacho at a Providence nightclub just hours before the deadly shooting.

They left to head to an after-hours party in Providence.

“And that’s it. Everything else is pretty much a blur,” Hernandez said. “We just had a little bit too much to drink.”

According to police, Camacho and Hernandez parked on Julian Street and two friends in a car behind them circled the block to find parking themselves. When they came back Camacho was lying in the street with multiple gun shot wounds and Hernandez was gone.

“I had a concussion. I was bleeding and I didn’t have no glasses on and I couldn’t see anything. So, I’m just running like panicking, blacked out running. Don’t know why I’m running, just know I need to get to safety,” Hernandez said.

If it wasn’t Hernandez; then who was it?

Hernandez says he doesn’t remember much; that’s why he says his faith is now in Providence police.

“I reached out to the police and I brought my clothes to the police. Everything that I had on the night. I brought everything to them in a bag. I went with my family to see if I could get some answers, because I didn’t know what happened,” Hernandez said.

The AG’s office released this statement to ABC6: “After the defendant’s arraignment, where he was ordered held without bail, investigators developed additional evidence that led the state to withdraw our request for the defendant to be held without bail.”

Investigators say they can’t tell ABC6 anything about that new evidence in this case, but they would say the case is ongoing and couldn’t tell ABC6 which way it’s going in terms of a suspect.

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