Husband Charged With Murdering Doctor Wife Who Was Found Stabbed in Their Mansion
The husband of a prominent New York pediatrician was arrested and charged with her murder after she was found stabbed to death inside their suburban mansion, officials said.
Julius “Jules” Reich, 61, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of his wife, Dr. Robin Goldman, who was found dead in their Scarsdale home on Wednesday, said a spokesman with the Westchester district attorney’s office.
Police responded to a 911 call of a woman seriously injured at the $2.8 million home, a five-bedroom, four-bath property that sits on 1.29 acres about 25 miles north of Manhattan.
Goldman, 58, was found in the shower and had been stabbed multiple times, officials said.
Scarsdale Police Captain Thomas Altizio confirmed that Reich had made the 911 call to police.
Reich, a tax specialist at the Manhattan firm, was taken into custody and brought to a local hospital where injuries on his hands were treated, Altizio said.
He was arrested late Wednesday and arraigned in Scarsdale Village Court, officials said.
Reich was being held without bail at the Westchester County jail and his next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.
Additional charges may be filed against Reich at a later time, Altizio said.
Goldman was a pediatrician affiliated with the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and was a faculty member at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
"Robin was a dedicated physician cherished by her colleagues as a positive and compassionate presence. Her passion for medicine was an inspiration to those who worked with her. Her passing is a great loss for all of us, and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends, patients, colleagues and students," Montefiore hospital said in a statement.
The community at the Modern Orthodox Young Israel of Scarsdale, the synagogue Goldman attended, was also stunned by her death.
“As a community, we are grief stricken and our hearts are filled with pain to know that Robin, who was so good, so sweet and so pious has so suddenly been taken from us,” the synagogue said in a statement.
Goldman had two daughters, one son and four grandchildren, according to the synagogue.
Court records show that Reich, a tax specialist at the Manhattan accounting firm WeiserMazars LLP., had filed for divorce in August 2015, but officials said there was no history of domestic violence at their affluent home.
“I checked and going back to 1994 we have no domestic violence history at that house, no criminal activity. Only a few calls for routine false burglar alarms. So no activity at the house,” Altizio said.
This is the first homicide in Scarsdale since the 1977, when Yale senior Bonnie Garland was bludgeoned to death in her home, officials confirmed. Her ex-boyfriend, Richard Herrin, was convicted of manslaughter in her killing and served 17 years in prison.