Man charged with murder in stabbing death of pregnant girlfriend in Queens: police

Jennifer Irigoyen

RIDGEWOOD, Queens — A man has been arrested in the deadly stabbing of his pregnant girlfriend in Queens, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

Anthony Hobson, 48, is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree abortion, tampering with physical evidence and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

He is accused of killing 35-year-old Jennifer Irigoyen and her unborn child.

Authorities say shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, surveillance video captured Hobson as he allegedly dragged Irigoyen from the hallway of her third floor apartment into the stairwell of her Myrtle Avenue building.

He then allegedly stabbed the expectant mother multiple times in the torso, neck and abdomen. Irigoyen, who is survived by a young child from a previous relationship, was transported to a local hospital where she and the unborn child died.

Irigoyen was five months pregnant when she was stabbed to death, police said.

“She was screaming her lungs out for help,” the building superintendent said after the attack. “There was a party going on so they thought when she was screaming for help, it was with the party.”

A building tenant also heard a loud argument.

She was a realtor who had lived in the building for about a year, the superintendent said.

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