Wesley Paul
Wesley Paul

A man has been convicted of stabbing his estranged wife to death at her Bay Shore home three years ago during a visit with their 6-year-old son, who was playing outside at the time.

A Suffolk County jury found Wesley Paul, 41, of Bay Shore, guilty of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors said he stabbed Monica Paul, 40, who died of a fatal neck wound that severed her carotid artery and jugular vein in the August 7, 2010 attack.

During the struggle with her estranged husband, the victim bit off part of his nose.

Police said the couple, who had separated three months prior, had an argument about Paul’s visitation of their son when Paul retrieved a knife from the kitchen and attacked his wife while she was taking a shower.

The child did not witness the killing and was not physically hurt, police had said.

Judge William Condon is expected to sentence Paul to 25 years to life in prison on June 24.


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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.