Man who killed wife as kids tried to protect her gets prison

Published 07-23-2018

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A man who killed his wife as their children tried to protect her will spend decades behind bars.

Newsday says Robert Crumb of Bethpage, Long Island got a sentence of 47 years to life on Monday.

The Brooklyn janitor first paralyzed Maria Crumb with a knife in November 2016. He threw their 12-year-old son off his back as the boy tried to stop the attack.

Crumb then killed her. Their 16-year-old daughter was wounded while trying to grab the knife.

A police chase ended when he drove into a gas pump in Brooklyn, causing a fiery explosion.

Police had to use a stun gun on Crumb when he charged, knocking an officer unconscious.

Patty Kontonis told the court that her daughter was an "angel" deeply devoted to her children.

She said after the sentencing that justice was served.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

Patty Kontonis told the court that her daughter was an "angel" deeply devoted to her children.

She said after the sentencing that justice was served.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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