Long Island Husband Alleges He Stabbed Wife to Death in Self-Defense

Long Island, New York law enforcement officers have been to Long Island Husband’s and Wife’s home several times over domestic complaints.

Wife obtains domestic violence restraining order against Husband. Husband is also charged with second degree harassment arising from the same events.

Wife asks court to lift the order of protection. Accordingly, the criminal charges are informally placed on hold.

Week following termination of the injunction for protection against domestic violence …

Husband stabs Wife to death.

Husband then cuts himself on the neck.

Husband defends that he killed Wife in self-defense.

Husband’s attorney characterizes Wife as violent and unstable, and asserts that she was the aggressor.

Husband is charged with second degree murder and confined in a psychiatric facility, under suicide watch.

Husband allegedly has a history of drunk driving.

Husband and Wife’s two children are in temporary physical custody of relatives of Husband.

Read more in this East Hampton [NY] Star article: Husband Disputes Charge. David Soto claims he acted in self-defense.