QUEENS — A Sunnyside mother of three was viciously stabbed to death in her home by her boyfriend, who was then apprehended as he walked away from the scene Tuesday night, police and neighbors said.
Viridiana Victorio, 35, was pronounced dead in her 46th Street home, near 50th Avenue, of stab wounds to the neck and left forearm, according to the NYPD and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
She had numerous stab wounds, police said.
Neighbors said Victorio was a loving mother who worked at a nearby deli.
"I see her twice a day. I can't believe it," said regular patron Stanley Sawyer, 55. "She was friendly to everybody. Everybody liked her."
Cops found her boyfriend, who was intoxicated, about a block away, sources said.
He is expected to be formally arrested later Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said.
Cops had been called to the home for domestic disturbances twice before in 2008 and 2011, an NYPD spokeswoman said.
But the grisly murder shocked friends and neighbors.
"They were a perfect family," said Gilberto Barrios, 51, who has known Victorio for more than a decade. "They would hold hands. I saw them on Monday kissing."
"He was always at work. He worked in a restaurant in Manhattan," added neighbor Washington Vergara, 64. "I can't believe it."