Julio Aponte Bio, Wiki
Julio Aponte is a who allegedly used a crowbar to beat his wife within an inch of her life in public in Washington Heights just before 7 a.m. Monday, June 14th — and then called 911 to claim he killed her because she was unfaithful.
The sickening assault happened at a bus stop on Fort Washington Avenue –where Julio Aponte allegedly left his 49-year-old wife for dead, police sources said. The enraged husband pummeled his wife with a crowbar before fleeing on a motorcycle, with multiple witnesses calling 911 to report the vicious attack.
The wife used the bus stop daily to get to work, sources said.
Aponte dumped the motorcycle at West 163rd Street and Fort Washington Avenue — before telling a parking attendant that he had killed his wife, sources said.
The attendant urged him to call the police — prompting Aponte to call 911 claiming he’d murdered the woman because she’d cheated on him, the sources said.
Julio Aponte Arrest & Charges
Aponte was arrested without incident minutes later inside a West Harlem parking garage at West 134th Street and charged with second-degree attempted murder and assault. The crowbar used in the vicious attack was wrapped in plastic, was later recovered at the scene, along with Aponte’s backpack, sources said.
The wife was rushed to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where she is in intensive care with life-threatening injuries. Sources said she suffered severe head trauma that caused her to go into cardiac arrest. Aponte was awaiting arraignment Tuesday, June 15th, in Manhattan Criminal Court and is expected to be charged with Attempted murder.
According to the Law Firm, Attempted Murder is a serious crime that carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison. Contact a New York lawyer experienced in handling murder and attempted murder cases.
Attempted murder requires the same intent as murder, which, in New York, is most commonly charged as Murder in the second degree. The elements of second degree murder are 1) causing the death of another person, 2) with intent to cause death. Intent can be inferred from the defendant’s conduct or the circumstances surrounding the crime.