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Ex-boyfriend arrested in woman’s killing at Belmont Park

ELMONT, n.y. – The ex-boyfriend of a woman who was found stabbed to death at the Belmont Park racetrack on New York’s Long Island has been arrested on a murder charge.

Nassau (NAS-saw County police say 53-year-old Jose Franco-Martinez was arrested at the scene where the 51-year-old woman was found with multiple stab wounds early Sunday morning.

Police say the victim was working in the barn as a hot walker, a person who walks horses after a workout. Her name has not been released.

The security personnel at the racetrack discovered the crime scene during the investigation of a loose horse.

Franco-Martinez will be arraigned in Hempstead on Monday. His lawyer was not immediately available.

Belmont Park is the home of the Belmont Stakes, the third and last race of the horse races of the Triple Crown.

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Information: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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