Omaha police arrest man in fatal stabbing of 74-year-old -
Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:06 am / Updated at 2:15 am
Omaha police arrest man in fatal stabbing of 74-year-old

Omaha police arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with the August killing of a 74-year-old man.

Cedric Hatten, 21, was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony in the stabbing death of Paul J. Riederer.

The stabbing occurred late Aug. 19 or early Aug. 20.

It is unclear where the stabbing happened. After he was stabbed, Riederer walked to his apartment building and collapsed.

When officers arrived at the building, Jackson Tower at 600 S. 27th St., Riederer said he had been involved in a confrontation with two men, police said.

Riederer died at Creighton University Medical Center on Aug. 20.

Hatten had been working recently at an Omaha temporary employment agency.

A neighbor who spoke to Riederer after he collapsed said he told her he was assaulted as he walked with a woman near his home.

Cedric Hatten was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony in the death of Paul Riederer, 74.

The stabbing happened early Aug. 20. When officers arrived at 600 S. 27th St., Riederer was alive. He said he had been involved in a confrontation with two men.

Initially, he didn't realize he had been stabbed, police said. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with what was believed to be a nonlife-threatening stab wound.

Riederer's condition worsened at the hospital, police said, and he died.

Contact the writer: Emerson Clarridge    |   402-444-3106    |  

Emerson Clarridge covers crime at night and in the early morning.

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