Husband charged in Scarsdale doctor's murder

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- The husband of a 58-year-old pediatrician at a New York City children's hospital was arrested and charged Thursday with her murder inside their multimillion-dollar home in an affluent suburb.

Jules Reich, a tax specialist at a New York City firm, was charged with second-degree murder, said a spokesman for the Westchester district attorney's office.

His wife, Dr. Robin Goldman, was found dead in their Scarsdale home Wednesday after police responded to a 911 call of a woman seriously injured there.

Public records show that Reich had petitioned for divorce in August 2015.

Goldman was a pediatrician affiliated with the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Prosecutors didn't immediately say how she died.

"As a community, we are grief stricken and our hearts are filled with pain to know that Robin, who was so good, so sweet and so pious has so suddenly been taken from us," said a statement from the Modern Orthodox Young Israel of Scarsdale, the synagogue Goldman attended.

Reich was scheduled to be arraigned later Thursday.

According to his Linkedin page, Reich was a partner at the Manhattan accounting firm of WeiserMazars LLP, which he joined in August 2014. Previously, he spent 20 years at the accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He graduated from New York University School of Law and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

It's the first homicide in the Scarsdale village in nearly four decades.

The last murder was in 1977 when Yale senior Bonnie Garland was bludgeoned to death in her home. Her ex-boyfriend, Yale graduate Richard Herrin, was convicted of manslaughter in her death.

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