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Richmond Hill woman murdered in the Bronx

Cops say husband stabbed her in car

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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:55 am, Thu Aug 21, 2014.

A 23-year-old South Richmond Hill woman was stabbed to death this weekend after an alleged domestic dispute on a residential street in the Bronx, and cops say her husband is the culprit.

On Saturday at 6:14 p.m., police responded to a call of a dispute with a knife in front of 1538 Hone Ave. in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. Upon arrival, police officers observed Amarita Khan lying in front of the location unconscious and unresponsive with multiple knife wounds about the body. EMS responded and transported the victim to Jacobi Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police arrested Nazir Khan, 25, the victim’s husband, at the scene and recovered a knife that they allege is the murder weapon.

NYPD sources say the incident occurred near Westchester Square in a heavily residential area. The Khans, who live on 109th Avenue in South Richmond Hill, were in the Bronx visiting relatives Saturday. Nazir Khan, who police sources say works for the Transportation Security Administration at JFK Airport, allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times in broad daylight. The sources said there were a few witnesses, but none were apparently aware of any issues before the stabbing and weren’t sure if there was any argument preceding the incident.

Published reports say Khan was arrested by officers while wearing clothes that were soaked with blood and that the victim’s blood stained the sidewalk and a retaining wall in front of a house on Hone Avenue. The Daily News reported that Khan collapsed while being led away by police in handcuffs.

Nazir Khan was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. A spokesman for Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said he was arraigned on Sunday and has been remanded. He is scheduled to return to court Aug. 15.

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