Queens man convicted of fatally stabbing wife in nail salon sentenced to 25 years

Queens man convicted of fatally stabbing wife in nail salon sentenced to 25 years

The Queens man who fatally stabbed his estranged wife at the nail salon she worked at was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday.

William Rivas, 39, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Queens Supreme Court for the August 2018 fatal attack that left Carmen Iris Santiago dead.

“Today’s sentence of the court punishes this defendant for committing this fatal domestic violence attack against his estranged wife, whom he repeatedly stabbed in front of horrified onlookers at her workplace,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement.

Rivas had stormed into the Jackson Heights shop, Tu S’tilo Salon and Spa, and first started arguing with Santiago before the owner escorted him out.

Moments later, Rivas returned and repeatedly plunged a knife into Santiago’s chest.

Santiago died at a nearby hospital.

After stabbing his Santiago, Rivas stood over his estranged wife and then hugged her before his arrest, video obtained by The Post after the attack shows.

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