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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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.