Friday, May 13, 2022

A Murder In Scarsdale

We recently reported on an Illinois recommendation of disbarment for first degree murder.

The New York Appellate Division imposed that sanction as an automatic consequence of first degree manslaughter conviction

On May 22, 2018, respondent pleaded guilty in Supreme Court, Westchester County, to manslaughter in the first degree in violation of Penal Law ยง 125.20, which is a class B felony. Respondent admitted that, on January 20, 2016, he stabbed his wife multiple times, with the intent to cause serious physical injury, and caused her death. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment to be followed by 5 years of post-release supervision. Orders of protection against respondent were also issued on behalf of various members of the victim's family.

lohud. reported on the crime

Julius "Jules" Reich said he thinks about his family, including his wife, every day.

Reich has had plenty of days to think in jail since he stabbed his estranged wife, Dr. Robin Goldman, to death on Jan. 20, 2016, in their Scarsdale home.

The 64-year-old will have a lot more time behind bars after he was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for killing Goldman, 58, who prosecutors said was stabbed 22 times in the shower. The couple had been preparing for a divorce when the slaying occurred.

I shall bear the guilt forever," Reich said in Westchester County Court before Judge Barry Warhit sentenced him.

Reich, wearing a black suit and glasses, choked up as he read from a statement in which he expressed remorse and sorrow for the "unfathomable" damage he has caused.

That damage includes being cut off by his three adult children and his grandchildren, none of whom were in court. Reich signed orders of protection for them before he was sentenced.

"I hope and pray that they stay strong," he said, "to continue their lives and careers with the love and devotion their mother exemplified."

The New York Post had details of the crime

Julius Reich, a former financial services executive, stabbed Dr. Robin Goldman, a prominent pediatrician, 22 times with an 8-inch kitchen knife as she took a shower.

They were getting a divorce but still living together in their Scarsdale home when Reich killed her.

...After Reich stabbed his wife to death on Jan. 20, 2016, he walked downstairs and smoked a cigarette before calling cops to report the slaying.

(Mike Frisch)

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