Update: Man Accused of Fatally Stabbing Stepfather

Huntington resident faces charge of second-degree murder.

A Huntington man was arrested and charged Saturday in the fatal stabbing of his stepfather, Suffolk County police said.

Matthew Hubrins, 28, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Noel Mohammed, 44.

Police were called to 161 Spring Road, Huntington, at 1:20 a.m. Saturday morning after a caller reported a disturbance to police. Mohammed, who lived in the home, was taken to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, according to police. 

Hubrins is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Anyone with information is asked to call 631-852-6392 or 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential, according to police.

Rob Madden June 16, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Horribly tragic and sad for this community. Noel was such a nice guy.
Anne-Marie Nataro June 16, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Noel was a wonder man and we appreciate all the years of perfect he gave to us.
martha grill June 17, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Couldn't really say enough nice things about Noel...just glad we told him how good he was all the time...what a shame... RIP neighbor
Kaitlin McDowell June 17, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Noel was such a nice man. I only moved onto Spring in January and he introduced himself immediately. He told me he lived up the street and that if I ever needed anything just to ask. I looked forward to seeing him every day with his cute little safari hat. I am extremely saddened by his passing. We have truly lost a wonderful person. He was kind and considerate and I'm grateful I knew him, even for just a short time. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time, rest in peace Noel. <3
Manny June 17, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Noel was a wonderful man. Always with a smile on his face and a hop in his step. He was eager to listen and nice to speak with. His life was cut to short. He had a gentile, caring quality about him. Would wave hi to the homeowners as he delivered the mail. Would always go the extra mile. Noel was a great postman, the best but most importantly a Good Man who was quick with a word and a prayer. We are going to miss you. Good by friend.
Jillian D'Amato June 17, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Noel was a kind and caring person. I've known him for 5 years and he has always been such a kind and big hearted person. It's Sad that he left us in the way he did....he deserved better...may god bless him and my prayers go out to his family...u raised a wonderful person and he will be miss by many
Deborah DiMatteo June 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Noel was our Mailman for nearly 10 years. He always had a smile on his face and made time to stop and say hello. He made a point to say Happy Birthday to us, as he would deliver our birthday cards every year. I am very saddened by this horrible news. He will surely be missed by our family.
Lisa June 17, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Noel was our mail carrier since we moved to Huntington 12 years ago. I always had a gatorade for him on those hot summer days--helped him run from house to house in his safari hat. I have two young children who adore him and can not tell them of this tragedy. We feel such loss. He was a community icon as far as we are concerned, everyone knew Noel and he knew everyone.
Sk June 17, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I couldn't believe it. He was so nice and always friendly. Very sad to hear this tragic news.
Gina C June 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM
I am truly heartbroken. My thoughts are with his family and everyone else whose lives he touched.
Cat June 18, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Still in shock. Just chatted with Noel while he delivered our mail on Friday afternoon. He wished me a Happy Birthday and said he would have given me a card if he had known. He was that kind and considerate by nature. He called all of my 3 kids by name and always had a treat ready for our dog. Trying to make sense of this devastating loss.
Elizabeth June 18, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Noel was a special person, who brightened everyone's day. I'm grateful to have known him. Rest in peace..
JSC June 18, 2012 at 02:19 AM
My daughter works in an office on one of Noel's routes. She also commented about how nice of a guy he was. He even remembered her name though the mail at the office wasn't addressed to her! She was truly saddened by his tragic death.
Raquel June 18, 2012 at 02:59 AM
I cannot believe he is gone. Noel touched so many people with his smile, energy and kind heart. He was someone that went over and beyond the call of duty. He was such an amazing soul. I am so sad to know he is no longer with us. A true walking angel....he is home now
Soozie June 18, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Such a shock to this community. My husband and I moved to this area in early 2012 and Noel went out of his way to introduce himself and welcome us to the neighborhood. We could tell, even in the short time we knew him, that he was a very unique and caring person. We will miss his friendly smile and sweet nature...as will our three dogs who excitedly greeted him when they happened to see him during their walks. Rest in peace....
Cary Carbonaro June 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Noel was a wonderful man who had a beautiful spirit. He was happy every day. He seems to love delivering our mail and talking with everyone. This is such a loss to everyone who knew this beautiful soul! Rest in Peace Noel!
Carol Montgomery June 18, 2012 at 01:46 PM
So Sad to hear the news this morning of Noel. :( I just spoke with him on friday afternoon as he delivered the mail and was wondering how he could remember so many first names of the people he would see everyday. He always had a smile and kind word when I would see him. May God Bless him and his family he will be missed by many.
Michele Seltman June 18, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I am still in shock. Noel always brought sunshine to my day. How many people get to know their postman in this crazy day and age. I can't believe he is gone.
WM June 18, 2012 at 04:00 PM
18 years ago Noel hand delivered my College Diploma to me. When I told him what it was in the envelope, he dropped his mail bag and clapped for me as I opened it. Having finished in summer school due to a college tranfer, he was my only audience when being handed the diploma. I will never forget his excitement for me at that moment and I have told that story dozens of times since . He was a good man and will be missed.
Lori K June 18, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Huntington Hearing, Elm Street and all of Huntington has lost a truly wonderful young man. Noel always asked about our family members by name, and if you were lucky, he shared a few proud moments of his own. Never a birthday went by without a huge hug from him. I had the pleasure of sitting at the back of his church on his wedding day - and I will have the honor of returning to that church, and pay my respects as he leaves us. I hope he knew how much we all loved him.
Anderson-Stattler June 18, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Noel, our neighbor and our mailman, was a wonderful, warm, caring person. When we moved to Huntington five years ago, he welcomed us and over the years we deeply appreciated his unfailing kindness and friendliness. As others have said, he often shared in the small moments of our daily life. It was heart-breaking to learn of his sudden death. He will be deeply missed -- he was one of those bright souls who help to create a true sense of community. Our prayers go out to his lovely wife and the rest of his family. Anderson-Stattler family, Spring Road
John June 19, 2012 at 03:46 AM
does anyone know if there any information on a funeral home yet?
ChadMo June 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM
It is so touching to see everyone's comments about my Brother Noel. I am his younger Brother Chad and if anyone is interested in attending my Brother's Funeral Service by all means you are all welcome. Here's the information: The funeral Services for Noel Emmanuel Mohammed will be held this Friday June 22nd 2012 at the Claude R Boyd Spencer Funeral Home 448 W.Main St. Babylon Ny, 11702 # 631.669.2400 1st Viewing will be from 2:00pm-4:30pm 2nd Viewing will be from 7:00pm-8:00pm and Service will be from 8:00pm-9:30pm Final viewing will be held on Saturday June 23rd 2012 at 10:00am only For more information & directions contact the: Claude R Boyd Funeral Home at 631.669.2400 Thank you for all of your support, prayers and Love and God Blessed you all.
Cathy T June 19, 2012 at 09:33 PM
So heartbroken to hear about Noel's passing. He's brought our mail and countless smiles to us for more than a decade. He was a truly kind person and a pleasure to know. He will be deeply missed.
Kerry St. Ours June 20, 2012 at 03:04 AM
I am so heartbroken to hear of Noel's passing. He was a good, honest and happy man who had a positive effect on everyone he met. He will never be forgotten. Prayers to his family and friends.
Chris June 20, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Noel was the nicest mailman I ever had. I moved onto Spring Rd. this past August and he got to know us immediately. So sad to hear this...
susan June 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM
like everyone else is saying, Noel had the kindest heart. He was a beacon of the town. He can never be replaced. I just hope to touch one person's life in the way he had touched so many. my prayers are with his family, he will be missed by so many.
Margaret Munsch June 22, 2012 at 04:42 AM
hi. I work at the Med Snack in town. Whenever he would come in with the mail he'd always cheer me up and on my worst days he'd make me laugh. My heart goes out to his family.....he'll be missed by all of us and may God rest his soul. Margaret.
Judie Gardner June 23, 2012 at 03:33 AM
What a huge crowd today at the Funeral Home! The rain pouring down seemed to be countless tears for our friend Noel and his family. Noel was a community icon,a good and wonderful man, beloved by all of Huntington Village. We mourn the loss of dear Noel Mohammed. May he Rest in Peace. Judie Gardner
Lisa June 28, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I read, in The Long Islander I believe, that there is a Memorial Fund set up in Noel's name and there will be a Memorial Walk along his mail route at some point. Please keep us in the loop. Thank you.


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