SCPD: Medford Man Arrested for Murder after Stabbing Woman During Dispute

Robert Heise, 42, is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, officials report.

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SCPD arrested Robert Heise of Medford, 42, after he fatally stabbed a woman in Medford.

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Medford, NY - February 5, 2019 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man after he fatally stabbed a woman in Medford on Monday, February 4.
Robert Heise stabbed Donna Ruisi, 50, during a dispute at a residence on Pinegrove Avenue, a boarding house where they were residents, at approximately 8:55 p.m. Ruisi was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue where she was pronounced dead.
Heise, 42, was charged with Murder 2nd Degree. He is being held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip this morning. 
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