Thursday, September 7, 2017




Man charged with murdering his wife


WHITE PLAINS – A Yonkers man was arraigned on a grand jury indictment on a charge of killing his wife.

Joseph Abraham, 54, is charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the death of Amanda Trenck Abraham.

At around 1:30 a.m. on May 21, an argument broke out between the couple in their apartment. At about 9 a.m., Amanda Abraham, 24,was found unconscious in the bathtub, which was filled with blood and water. Cuts were visible on both of his wrists and the right side of his neck.  Two knives were recovered at the location.

Ms. Abraham’s body was in their bedroom slumped over the bed with a large amount of blood visible around her.

Emergency services personnel responded with Abraham taken to the hospital. Mrs. Abraham was pronounced dead at the scene.

Abraham was interviewed at the hospital, read his Miranda warnings and arrested in the killing.

The medical examiner’s office determined the cause of the victim’s death to be sharp force injuries to her neck, chest and upper extremities.

Abraham remains incarcerated in the Westchester County Jail. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison.

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