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Husband of slain NYC teacher arrested for murder

November 13, 2012 2:30:38 PM PST
The husband of a Staten Island teacher found fatally stabbed in their duplex condo was arrested for her murder.

Police say 30-year-old Jonathan Crupi was arrested at his mother's house in Brooklyn Tuesday morning.

He is charged with the July murder of his wife, Simeonette Mapes-Crupi.

Crupi had told police he discovered his wife dead of multiple stab wounds. The death was initially believed to be the result of a home invasion.

According to police officials, detectives were skeptical of Crupi's story because there were no signs of forced entry, no valuables were taken, and condo neighbors did not hear a disturbance.

The victim was a city school teacher. Her husband taught English teacher at the same school.

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