Husband charged in NYC pediatrician slaying

Associated Press

Scarsdale, N.Y. — The husband of a 58-year-old pediatrician at a New York City children’s hospital was arrested and charged Thursday with her murder inside their multimillion-dollar home in an affluent suburb.

Jules Reich, a tax specialist at a New York City firm, was charged with second-degree murder, said a spokesman for the Westchester district attorney’s office.

His wife, Dr. Robin Goldman, was found dead in their Scarsdale home on Wednesday. Police responded after receiving a 911 call of a woman seriously injured at the 5-bedroom, 4-bath property, which sits on 1.29 acres about 26 miles north of Manhattan. Prosecutors didn’t immediately say how she died.

Public records show that Reich had petitioned for divorce in August 2015.

Goldman was a pediatrician affiliated with the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and a faculty member at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

“Robin was a dedicated physician cherished by her colleagues as a positive and compassionate presence. Her passion for medicine was an inspiration to those who worked with her. Her passing is a great loss for all of us, and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends, patients, colleagues and students,” Montefiore hospital said.

Reich was scheduled to be arraigned later Thursday. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

According to his Linkedin page, Reich was a partner at the Manhattan accounting firm of WeiserMazars LLP, which he joined in August 2014. A call to the firm seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Previously, Reich spent 20 years at the accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He graduated from New York University law school and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

“As a community, we are grief stricken and our hearts are filled with pain to know that Robin, who was so good, so sweet and so pious has so suddenly been taken from us,” said a statement from the Modern Orthodox Young Israel of Scarsdale, the synagogue Goldman attended.

“This is very sad,” Martin Molot, 85, a Scarsdale neighbor, told the Daily News. Reich “is a nice guy. He seemed so level-headed.”

It’s the first homicide in Scarsdale in nearly four decades.

The last murder was in 1977 when Yale senior Bonnie Garland was bludgeoned to death in her home. Her ex-boyfriend, Yale graduate Richard Herrin, was convicted of manslaughter in her death.