Wiliam Rivas was caught by cameras on the body of estranged wife after allegedly killing her by stabbing her inside a Queens nail salon on Wednesday, according to police and witnesses
A jealous husband killed his estranged wife in a savage knife attack inside the Queens, New York salon where she worked. The killer then lay on top of her lifeless body, weeping, as police dragged him away, cops and witnesses said Wednesday.
The 35-year-old woman, identified by friends and police sources as Iris Rodriguez, was working inside the Tu S’tilo Salon and Spa on 37th Ave. by 93rd St. in Jackson Heights at about 7 p.m. when her husband attacked her, cops said.
Iris Rodriguez was working inside the Tu S’tilo Salon and Spa in Jackson Heights when she was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband, on Wednesday night
Iris Rodriguez with William Rivas and Her eight-year-old son
She was reportedly stabbed multiple times in the chest as her stunned co-workers looked on in horror, police said.
A video of the tragic event shows her attacker, dressed in a torn green shirt, laying on top of her and embracing her, a pool of blood congealing underneath them as he speaks softly to her.
“Everyone can see!” a woman yells off-screen, right before police enter the salon.
“Move out of the way, move out of the way,” one officer says. “Anyone who saw anything, stay here.”
“Dios mio!” a woman yells, just as the officers drag him off of her by his shirt.
Medics rushed Rodriguez to Elmhurst General Hospital, but she couldn’t be saved.
Rodriguez and her husband split after about four years of marriage in January, but he became jealous when he saw her talking with other men, said one of her friends said. After they separated, he started calling her cell phone: [Iris] said that he was aggressive, and she was a little scared, but never enough to think this [would happen],” she said.
“She said he wanted her to live with him but she said she didn’t want to be with him. She said she didn’t want him to know where she lived.”
Officers and detectives discuss the situation at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Queens, NY on Wednesday night
Rodriguez, who worked on hair and make-up at the salon, is survived by two young sons, one 8 years old and the other a toddler, friends said
“Such a good person she was,” her friend Rosa said, wiping away tears after learning Rodriguez died in the hospital. “A really good mother. She loved her children. She would do everything for them.”
Rodriguez, who worked on hair and make-up at the salon, is survived by two young sons, one 8 years old and the other a toddler, Rosa said.
Cops took her 39-year-old attacker into custody. He also went to Elmhurst hospital with a cut on his arm.