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Husband Charged After Blaming Wife's Murder on Home Invaders, NYPD Says

By  Valeria Ricciulli Aidan Gardiner and William Mathis | May 27, 2016 8:33am | Updated on May 27, 2016 6:27pm

 A woman was fatally stabbed in her Concourse Village home, police said.
A woman was fatally stabbed in her Concourse Village home, police said.
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CONCOURSE VILLAGE — A man who said home invaders broke into his Concourse Village home and fatally stabbed his wife Thursday night has been charged with murder, police said.

NYPD officers found Shellette Savage, 38, fatally stabbed in the home she shared with her husband, Roy Savage, 43, at 215 E. 164th St., near Sherman Avenue, about 10 p.m., police said.

Despite his claims that the woman was killed by intruders, Roy Savage was taken in for questioning and later charged for his wife's murder.

The couple's neighbor recalled the night's events Friday morning.

"I saw the blood on the floor, didn't hear anything last night," said Carlos Martinez, 35, who lives on the fifth floor of the same tower where the incident happened. 

The woman was pronounced dead at Lincoln Medical Center, police said.

Roy Savage is charged with murder, aggravated manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story quoted a neighbor who said the couple was quiet and the victim seemed to work in security, but the neighbor later recanted her statement, saying she was mistaken.