Estranged husband confesses to killing wife by stabbing her 22 times in the shower with a kitchen knife in Psycho-like attack
Julius 'Jules' Reich and his wife Dr Robin Goldman lived in a multi-million dollar home in New York and enjoyed a very comfortable life before they decided to get a divorce
Julius "Jules" Reich and his wife Dr Robin Goldman were the talk of the town at one point of time. Both were well respected in the community and both of had good careers. Jules was a partner in a finance and law firm based in midtown Manhattan and was a prominent mergers and acquisitions specialist. Robin was a well-known pediatrician who had a passion for saving lives. They lived in a multi-million dollar home in Scarsdale, New York and enjoyed a very comfortable life. The pair were also active in the Jewish community but Robin's real passion in life was bringing up their three children who are all in their 20s.
Things took a dark turn in August 2015 when Jules decided to file for divorce. Robin agreed and the couple separated. Jules would spend half of his time at the couples' family home and the rest at his apartment in Manhattan, reported Mirror Online.
In January 2016, Robin suddenly decided to change the locks in the family home. On Janury 20 morning, she was alone in the house. She had only been five days away from going for the first court proceeding for the divorce. She went into the shower to get ready for work without realizing that Jules had made his way into the property somehow.
Robin probably did not hear him climb up the stairs because of the sound of water and it would not have occurred to her that Jules would be approaching the shower with an eight-inch kitchen knife in his hand. He proceeded to stab her 22 times in the shower and injured her hands, chest, abdomen, back, punctured a lung, her heart, liver, and kidneys. She fought back as bravely as she could but it wasn't enough and just left him with a black eye. He left her bleeding and lit a cigarette.
At around 10 am, Jules called the paramedics and said that his wife had been "seriously injured". When the authorities arrived, he showed them where the body was and left a trail of blood behind as he walked. The officers checked Robin but she was already dead at that point. Jules did not confess to the crime and pointed out to the responding officers that it was "probably a homicide".
The officers also noted that he seemed to be in in a "joking mood" even though he had told them that he was grieving. After he asked them if he would be able to go for Robin's funeral and if he could have his anti-anxiety medication, he suddenly asked the baffled officers about their opinions on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The shock of the brutal murder affected the community in a profound way. Initially, Jules was charged with second-degree murder and he pleaded not guilty. A judge refused to give him bail because of his wealth because it was feared that he might escape. The judge also granted the request made by his children to protect themselves against him.
In 2018, the now 64-year-old Jules finally confessed to murdering his wife and pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter as a plea deal for a lesser sentence. The children did not want to go through a trial so they made an arrangement. They expressed their relief and said that they were happy that he finally admitted to the crime. Jules was then sentenced to 20 years behind bars.