By Jonathan Sperling
A Ridgewood man who police say brutally stabbed his daughter-in-law to death behind her home was indicted on murder charges just days after the woman died of her injuries.
The indictment against Dahe Lin, 76, comes barely a week after 104th Precinct cops allegedly found him on top of Wen Ying He, 50, after stabbing her multiple times in the neck with a knife. Ying He died at Wyckoff Hospital on Sunday.
“This is one of the most unusual and horrible cases of domestic violence. The defendant is accused of viciously attacking his daughter-in-law in an unprovoked and unexpected outburst of violence,” said Chief Assistant District Attorney John Ryan in a statement.
“The defendant will now be held accountable for his alleged actions and faces the possibility of being imprisoned for the remainder of his days on earth,” Ryan added.
NYPD officers first spotted Lin on top of Ying He after a pedestrian pointed them in the direction of Suydam Street, where Ying He’s home was located. Cops found the two behind the house, quickly pulled Lin off of Ying He and began providing medical assistance.
Prosecutors say that one officer covered Ying He’s neck wound with his hands and talked to her as she went in and out of consciousness. Her heart stopped at least once on the way to the hospital and she was resuscitated, but her injuries later proved too severe.
Lin will return to court before Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter on May 7. He faces 25 years in prison if convicted.
The fatal stabbing would not be the first to occur in Ridgewood this year. In February, real estate agent and fitness instructor Jennifer Irigoyen was stabbed to death in the lobby of her Myrtle Avenue apartment building. She was five months pregnant at the time of her death.