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Man arrested for wife’s murder

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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:30 am

An Ozone Park woman was murdered last week and her husband is accused of killing her, then attempting to kill himself.

Police responded to a call of a female stabbed inside of 101-34 84 St. shortly before 3 a.m. on Friday. When they arrived, officers found Josefa Sanchez, 41, inside a locked bedroom. She was unconscious and unresponsive in her bed, with stab wounds to the upper torso. Adalberto Sanchez, 50, was found in the next room with a knife in his hand and a stab wound in his abdomen. Both were removed by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where Josefa Sanchez was pronounced dead. Her husband has been arrested and is charged with second-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon.

The couple had three children, who were in the house at the time. One of the children called 911 to report the stabbing.

A police source said investigators believe the killing stems from an earlier argument over infidelity accusations and that the husband attempted to commit suicide after stabbing his wife.

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