SCPD: West Islip Man Arrested for Murder after Fatally Stabbing Wife
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: January 22 2019
Wayne Alcus, 49, allegedly stabbed his estranged wife to death in front of their 18 year-old son, who was injured in the altercation, cops say.
SCPD arrested Wayne Alcus of West Islip, 49, after he fatally stabbed his wife.
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Copiague, NY - January 22, 2019 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man after he fatally stabbed his wife in Copiague on Monday, January 21.
Wayne Alcus stabbed Patricia Alcus at her home, located on Lake Drive, at approximately 7 p.m. Ryan Alcus, their 18-year-old son, who was present in the home at the time of the stabbing, sustained injuries to his hand when he took the knife away from his father.
Wayne Alcus, 49, of West Islip, was charged with Murder 2nd Degree. He will be held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 22.
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