Police released more information regarding the brutal murder of a Hudson Valley man on the Fourth of July.

On Wednesday, July 4 around 1:50 a.m., City of Poughkeepsie 911 received a call reporting a stabbing at a home on Hoffman Avenue.

Responding officers found a 25-year-old City of Poughkeepsie resident stabbed once in the chest, police say.

The victim, Maurice Black, was taken to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police allege Michael R. Baker, 30, of Poughkeepsie fatally stabbed Black. Baker was charged with second-degree murder following a police investigation. Police didn't release a motive or how their investigation led to the murder charge.

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