NYPD: Man Stabs Wife, Burns Down Staten Island Home

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November 17, 2019 - 11:56 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A man stabbed his wife repeatedly then torched the couple’s home on Staten Island in a case of domestic violence Saturday night, police said.

The man stabbed the woman three times with a knife around 7:30 p.m. before setting a fire on the second floor and jumping out a window of the house in St. George, according to police.

Authorities said they’re not sure if 49-year-old Rogelio Rodriguez was trying to escape or kill himself by jumping out the window. He suffered a fractured wrist.

His 48-year-old wife took herself to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Rodriguez faces charges of assault, arson, strangulation and criminal possession of a weapon.