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Bethpage Man Charged With Murdering Wife

A Bethpage man who led police on a chase that ended in a crash in Brooklyn last week was charged Wednesday with killing his 41-year-old wife in their home, Nassau County police said.

Robert Crumb, 44, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder during a court hearing held bedside at a local hospital where he was admitted following the crash, police said.

Homicide Squad detectives alleged the suspect killed Maria Crumb at their Seitz Drive home.

Officers who responded to a 911 call reporting an assault with a weapon at the home found the victim dead and the suspect fleeing the scene at 12:39 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, police said.

Police chased the suspect westbound on the Southern State Parkway and onto the Belt Parkway, where he exited at Pennsylvania Avenue and crashed his vehicle into a gas station at Flatlands Avenue, police said.

The suspect has been in police custody at a local hospital since the crash.

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