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Westchester Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Wife

Joseph Abraham, Sr.
Joseph Abraham, Sr. Photo Credit: File

A Westchester husband has pleaded guilty to murdering his wife before attempting to take his own life.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced on Tuesday that Joseph Abraham, Sr. has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to the murder of his 25-year-old wife, Amanda Trenck in their Van Cortlandt Avenue apartments in Yonkers last May.

Shortly before 9:15 a.m. on May 21, officers from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to the apartment, where there was a reported attempted suicide with multiple victims potentially at the scene.

Upon arrival, police officers said that they found Trenck in her bedroom slumped over the bed with multiple stab wounds and a large pool of blood around her. Abraham was found unconscious in a full bathtub with cuts visible on both of his wrists and the side of his neck.

According to detectives from the Major Case and Crime Scene Units investigated the incident, police determined that Abraham allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times in her body and torso, resulting in her death following a domestic dispute. Trenck was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said that both parties were discovered by family members who lived in the same apartment who proceeded to call 911. They reportedly cooperated with law enforcement authorities and several knives were recovered at the scene.

Abraham is due in court for sentencing on Aug. 22, when he will face 25 years to life in prison.

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