Bronx Butcher Sentenced to 25 to Life for Stabbing

Bronx Man Stabbed to Death 

Stabbed 13 times in 10 Seconds

BRONX- The butcher who stabbed a Bronx man to death by stabbing him 13 times in 10 seconds, will spend the next 25 years to life in prison.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. said, “The defendant viciously swung the knife at the victim 13 times in a matter of 10 seconds, stabbing and slashing him several times. The victim leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter.”

Clark said the defendant, Joseph Taveras, 30, of Simpson Street, was sentenced by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Margaret Clancy to 25 years to life in prison. A jury found the defendant guilty of second-degree Murder on November 15, 2018.

According to the investigation, on the night of April 25, 2016, the defendant stabbed the victim, Ricardo Romano, 41, of the Bronx, causing his death. 

The incident happened when Romano stopped in front of the building the defendant lived in, which is located in the neighborhood the victim previously resided. 

Romano was arguing loudly with an individual who lived in the building when the defendant came out of the premises with a kitchen knife. Taveras stabbed Romano twice in the chest, once in the arm and slashed him twice in the head. 

The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he died shortly afterwards.

The defendant was arrested on June 24, 2016.

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