SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The husband of a pediatrician who worked at Montefiore Medical Group’s Comprehensive Family Care Center in the Bronx was arrested Wednesday and faces charges of second-degree murder.
Jules Reich, 61, called 911 after stabbing his wife to death at their home in a Westchester County village, saying she had been seriously injured.
Scarsdale police arrived at the home at 50 Lincoln Road three minutes later and found Dr. Robin Goldman, 58, in a “lifeless state”. Officials said she was lying in the shower with many stab wounds, whereas her husband had bruises on his face, as well as wound on his hand. Mr. Reich, a partner in a financial services company, was arrested at the scene and taken to the Westchester County jail after having been charged with murder.
The lawyer for Mr. Reich said a bail hearing had been scheduled for Friday, the Washington Post reported. This incident marks the first murder in the quiet Scarsdale village in nearly forty years.
Some friends with the couple, which had three children and four grandchildren, said they knew that Mr. Reich and Dr. Goldman had been struggling with marital problems. The husband, a lawyer and accountant, filed divorce from the pediatrician in August and they were expected to appear in court on Monday, according to public records.
Also an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Robbin was described by a friend named Susan Schneider as “a very dedicated pediatrician, and also a dedicated mother and grandmother”. According to a report by The New York Times, Schneider attended the same synagogue, Young Israel of Scarsdale, as the couple. Dr. Goldman and her friend were also members of the same book club.
The Montefiore Medical Group’s Comprehensive Family Care Center in the Bronx released a statement on Thursday to pay tribute to Dr. Goldman.
“Her passion for medicine was an inspiration to those who worked with her,” the medical group said. “Her passing is a great loss for all of us, and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends, patients, colleagues and students.”
The synagogue also issued a statement describing Dr. Goldman as “so good, so sweet and so pious”.
Mr. Reich worked for about two years in the Manhattan office of WeiserMazars, which is an accounting, tax and advisory services company. The lawyer spent more than two decades as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He considers himself as a New York Knicks fan and a stand-up comedian, as he wrote in a biography on his Twitter profile.
Source: New York Times