A high-powered tax attorney is suspected of stabbing his doctor wife to death in their Westchester County, New York, mansion Wednesday morning.
Jules Reich, 61, has been charged with murder in the death of Dr. Robin Goldman, the Journal News reports.
Reich is a partner at WeiserMazars LLP, a top New York City accounting firm. Goldman, 58, worked as a pediatrician in the Bronx.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Police Say Reich Called 911 to Report His Wife Was ‘Hurt Seriously’
Police said found Goldman dead shortly after 10 a.m. after they responded to a 911 call reporting a woman “seriously” injured in the home at 50 Lincoln Road in Scarsdale. Listen to the police dispatch audio below, courtesy of Broadcastify.com:
“Respond to 50 Lincoln Road, the report is a female has been hurt, seriously and no further information was given by the calling party,” a dispatcher told an ambulance crew and patrol officers, telling the medical personnel to wait outside for patrol officers to enter the house. The responders were dispatched at 10:12 a.m.
According to the Journal News, police sources say Jules Reich made the emergency call after stabbing his wife, Dr. Robin Goldman. Police and an ambulance responded to the home, but Goldman could not be saved. Reich was taken into custody at the scene.
Police sources told CBS New York the scene was “bloody.”
“This is not a random act. This was an isolated incident,” Scarsdale Police Captain Thomas Alpizio told reporters. He said there is no threat to the public and called the incident “domestic” in nature.
The death of Goldman, who worked as a pediatrician, is the first homicide in Scarsdale since 1977. In that case, Yale senior Bonnie Garland was beaten to death at her home by Richard Herrin, her ex-boyfriend and a Yale graduate, who was visiting.
Herrin was convicted of manslaughter, the Journal News reports.
2. Reich Petitioned for Divorce in August 2015
The couple lived in a $2.7 million home they’ve owned since 1997. The house is in the upscale Heathcote section of Scarsdale, a village of about 17,000 residents.
According to court records, Reich petitioned for divorce from Goldman in August 2015. The matter was still pending, court documents showed. No other details were available.Their home, built in 1947, includes a pool, bath house, a greenhouse and 6,400 square feet of living space, according to records. The house sits on 1.3 acres.
The couple’s son, Adam Reich, told the New York Post his mother “was great, a great person, amazing,” before being overcome by emotion.
The couple also has two daughters and four grandchildren.
3. Reich Has ‘Been Involved in Transactions Totaling More Than $45 Billion in His Career’
Julius “Jules” Reich is currently a partner at WeiserMazars LLP, a New York accounting firm, according to his Linkedin profile. He has been in that position since 2014. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, and previously worked for more than 20 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including 11 years as a partner there.
“Jules has substantial experience supporting domestic, global and cross‐border deals, having been involved in transactions totaling more than $45 billion in his career,” his Linkedin summary boasts. “He has a deep background in a broad range of industries, including technology, healthcare, private and venture capital, consumer products, real estate, retail and financial services, which includes banking, securitizations, hedge funds, and leasing.”
The WeiserMazars LLP website calls Reich a “leader in corporate consulting.” He works in the firm’s financial advisory services division.
Reich graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and attended Brooklyn College for undergrad, where he studied accounting. He also completed a Masters of LAw degree at NYU.
4. Goldman Was a Pediatrician at a Family Medical Practice in the Bronx
Goldman was a highly respected pediatrician at the Montefiore Medical Group’s Comprehensive Family Care Center in the Bronx.
She completed her residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She also worked as an assistant professor there in the Department of Pediatrics.
“She was a very pleasant lady. She always smiled and said hello to everyone. Nobody ever said or felt anything bad about her. Not with that smile,” Kassim Ray, a security guard at the medical center, told the New York Post. “I’ve worked here for three years and she was always very nice to me. I need to spread this news. Her dying is really going to bring pain to a lot of people.”
5. She & Her Husband Were Active in the Local Modern Orthodox Community
Goldman and Reich were active in the local Jewish community, including at Young Israel of Scarsdale in New Rochelle, a modern Orthodox congregation, the Journal News reports.
They were also involved in the Westchester Jewish Council.
A neighbor, Robert Graf, called them “fine, upstanding people,” telling the Journal News, “I’m just shocked to know this could happen. It’s shocking when it hits so close to home.”