An Indian-origin man has been charged with murder for stabbing his wife to death on a street after an argument. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.
The 50-year-old Prem Rampersaud, who lives in Guyana, is temporarily residing with a friend in Queens.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, he has been charged with murder in the multiple stabbing death of his 46-year-old wife Rajwantie Baldeo on the streets in Queens, just after midnight.
Brown said in a statement that, "This was an especially violent crime in which the defendant is accused of viciously taking the life of the woman he purportedly loved by repeatedly stabbing her following a heated verbal argument. If convicted, her brutal and senseless death merits serious punishment."