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NYC Man Stabs His Estranged Wife To Death At The Salon Where She Worked In Front Of Onlookers! (Video)

NYC Man Stabs His Estranged Wife To Death At The Salon Where She Worked In Front Of Onlookers! (Video)

by August 13, 2019 0 comments

Wow, What Love Wont Make You Do!
By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

The video below is the shocking real life

Slain Queens salon worker’s youngest son doesn’t know his mother is dead, friends say
William Rivas (top) is accused of stabbing and killing Iris Rodriguez (right) in a Queens salon on Wednesday.

The youngest son of a Queens hair stylist repeatedly stabbed to death by her estranged husband has no idea his mother is gone, a heartbroken friend told TNN Raw News!

“The little one still doesn’t know his mom is not going to be with them anymore,” said Dileyda Hernández, a childhood friend of Carmen Iris Santiago. “The older one knows something happened to his mother, but he doesn’t know the cruel way it happened.”

Estranged husband William Rivas, who is the father of Santiago’s two children, was ordered held without bail by a Queens judge Friday afternoon, appearing via video from his hospital bed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens. He has been charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Shocking surveillance video obtained by The News shows Rivas, 39, bursting into Tu S’tilo Salon and Spa in Jackson Heights Wednesday evening and plunging a knife into Santiago’s torso.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SHOCKING VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE ATTACK!

William Rivas is pictured entering the salon with a large knife in his hand.
William Rivas is pictured entering the salon with a large knife in his hand.

Two horrified female workers helplessly grabbed at his green t-shirt to save their flailing friend, but Rivas beat the two women back before continuing to thrust the blade into his wife’s chest, video shows.[More New York] NYC medical examiner completes autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein’s body, says cause of death still pending »

Rivas then took a long swig from a bottle, dropped the knife and stood over his spouse’s bloodied body, the footage shows.

By the time police entered the salon just before 7 p.m., Rivas had collapsed over Santiago’s stomach and whispered something to her before cops dragged him away, a second video of the gruesome scene shows.

Iris Rodriguez is pictured with a birthday cake weeks before she was stabbed to death in the salon she worked at.
Iris Rodriguez is pictured with a birthday cake weeks before she was stabbed to death in the salon she worked at.

Medics rushed Santiago, 35, to Elmhurst Hospital where she died. Rivas was brought to a local hospital where he was treated for lacerations sustained during the attack, prosecutors said.[More New York] Schumer to propose legislation restricting sale of military grade body armor »

Rivas was paroled in May after serving time in Pennsylvania for aggravated assault, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania State Corrections said.

At Tu S’tilo on Friday, employee Consuelo Santa refused to speak Rivas’ name and would only refer to him as “el asesino” – the Spanish word for “murderer.”

“When he got out of jail and came here for the first time, he did not seem like a good person,” Santa told the News.[More New York] Tourists and conspiracy theorists gaggle outside Jeffrey Epstein’s NYC mansion to gawk at ‘house of horrors’ »

Santiago had followed Rivas from the Dominican Republic several years ago, and the two moved into an apartment in Corona. They were married for about four years before splitting up in January, Santiago’s friend said.

Rivas became increasingly jealous after the break up, according to Mayra Chavez, the salon owner’s daughter. Two weeks before Santiago’s death, Rivas tried to strangle his wife, she said.

The woman’s colleagues begged her to get an order of protection, but Santiago never did because she didn’t want Rivas to get arrested, Chavez said.

Two of Iris Rodriguez's coworkers try to stop William Rivas from attacking Rodriguez, as seen in this surveillance footage.
Two of Iris Rodriguez’s coworkers try to stop William Rivas from attacking Rodriguez, as seen in this surveillance footage.

Santiago’s two young children have been staying with their aunt in the Bronx as the family prepares to bury the slain woman. Santiago’s mother arrived from the Dominican Republic Friday to help with funeral arrangements, co-workers said.MOST READ

“The community is very strong right now, many people are coming in to pay respects and offer donations to the family,” said Santa, standing near a growing vigil outside the salon featuring a photograph of Santiago and a donation box.

“She was an excellent daughter, woman, and friend, a calm person. She did not bother anyone or go looking for problems. She didn’t talk too much about her personal life either, a very calm person.”[More New York] Bicyclist fatally struck by car in Brooklyn, 19th cyclist killed this year »

Rivas is due back in court on Sept. 20. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.