Centereach man sentenced to 20 years in prison for beating teen to death

John Mann IV admitted luring Henry Hernandez, 16, to a location known as the Sand Pit.

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2023, 11:49 PM

Updated 313 days ago

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A Centereach man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years behind bars in the 2019 beating death of a teen.
John Mann IV admitted luring Henry Hernandez, 16, to a location known as the Sand Pit.
Authorities say that's where Mann duct taped the homeless teen and beat him to death.
Hernandez's body was found nearly a year later behind Mann's neighbor's house.


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