Omaha man charged in fatal stabbing of 74-year-old is denied bail - Omaha.com
Published Friday, September 13, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 12:54 pm
Omaha man charged in fatal stabbing of 74-year-old is denied bail

An Omaha man accused of fatally stabbing a 74-year-old man was denied bail Friday.

Cedric Hatten, 21, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Paul Riederer.

Prosecutors said Hatten was harassing a woman for money on the night of Aug. 20. Riederer stepped in, telling Hatten to leave her alone. Hatten responded by stabbing Riederer, prosecutors said.

Riederer was alive when officers arrived at 600 S. 27th St. He told officers that he had been involved in a confrontation with two men. Only Hatten has been charged in connection with the crime.

Terry Riederer described his brother as “a very generous man and a very kind man. He would help anyone whether they were a druggie or a prostitute.”

Paul Riederer had worked for Builder’s Supply for about 15 years. But after being injured, Terry Riederer said, his brother turned to doing odd jobs. He lived in the Jackson Towers near 27th Street and St. Mary’s Avenue for the past 18 to 20 years.

Terry Riederer said his brother was one of four children who grew up in South Omaha, attending St. Mary School and Church in Bellevue. Paul Riederer graduated from South High in 1956.

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