Man who stabbed wife 108 times in ’79 is sentenced

Author: Associated Press
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A New York man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing his estranged wife 35 years ago by stabbing her more than 100 times.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) says 60-year-old Michael Rodriguez of Buffalo received the maximum sentence Friday in Erie County state Supreme Court.

State police investigators brought the case to Schneiderman’s office in June 2013. Officials say DNA testing of 21-year-old Patricia Scinta Rodriguez’s clothing led to her husband being charged with second-degree murder.

Authorities say the mother of two was stabbed 108 times and her body was left in a cemetery in Lackawanna, near Buffalo. Her body was found the morning of Good Friday in April 1979.

Investigators began re-examining the case in 2009 at the request of Lackawanna police.

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