A 63 year old pastor Victor Mateo from New York, Redeemer Church in Bronx has been charged with second degree murder, first degree slaughter and three counts of fourth degree criminal possession of weapon.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D Clark said: “He cruelly attacked his wife whom he had been enstranged for approximately a month, in front of their two grandchildren. We will pursue justice for the victim as well as her family members who have been deeply traumatized by the terrible attack”.
The deceased Noelia who was reportedly taking their grandchildren to school, got to her car and Victor allegedly drove forward and hit her with his car but the victim was able to hide under her vehicle while Victor was trying to pull her by her legs.
When he was unable, he got into her car and ran over her, he then proceeded to stab her with a machete at the scene of onlookers consisting of their grandchildren and neighbors who watched in horror and Noelia gave up the ghost while praying. Victor escaped in Noelia’s car and continued to elude the authorities and was finally caught on October 10.