New York

Husband pleads not guilty to stabbing pediatrician 22 times

The husband of a prominent pediatrician has pleaded not guilty to stabbing her 22 times inside their multimillion-dollar home in an exclusive New York City suburb.

Scarsdale resident Julius Reich (ryk) was arraigned Tuesday in White Plains on a second-degree murder indictment.

Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. McCarty says Dr. Robin Goldman was stabbed 22 times in her shower during a January "ambush."

The two were divorcing but still lived together.

Goldman was affiliated with the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (mahn-tuh-fee-OHR') Medical Center in the Bronx. She also was a faculty member at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Reich is a partner in a financial services company.

His attorney, John Pappalardo (pap-uh-LAHR'-doh), calls Goldman's death "a tragedy for everybody involved."