A Long Island City man pleaded guilty on Sept. 12 to fatally stabbing his girlfriend in December 2009, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.
He faces up to 20 years in prison for first-degree manslaughter.
Tigran Tambiev, 46, repeatedly stabbed Susan Woolf, 49, in the back and the chest during a domestic dispute in their apartment. He fled the scene. A friend of Woolf went to their home the next day due to concern about her well being and found her body, Brown said.
Tambiev was apprehended the following month in Miami Beach.
“The defendant stands convicted of a particularly brutal crime that robbed the victim of her life and the world of a talented sculptor. I hope the family of the victim can find some solace in knowing that the defendant will now spend a substantial amount of time behind bars,” Brown said.
Tambiev is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 17.