On June 14, at 7 am, a husband nearly beats his wife to death at a Washington Heights bus stop. Julio Aponte, 63, nearly beaten his 49-year-old wife to death with a crowbar before fleeing the scene.
According to police, Aponte bashed his wife’s head continuously while screaming numerous accusations: “How dare you cheat on me!”
Aponte fled the scene on a motorcycle, only to turn himself in the following day. Upon arriving at the scene, police found Aponte’s backpack and a crowbar wrapped in plastic.
Shortly after the incident, the woman was driven to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia. She suffered from serve trauma to the head and remains in critical condition.
Police charged Aponte with attempted murder and assault.