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Man beats and stabs girlfriend in their Woodside home, police say

March 15, 2017 Staff Report

An off-duty EMT was arrested yesterday after assaulting and stabbing his girlfriend in their shared Woodside home.

According to police, 31-year-old Peter Matura, an EMT with the FDNY, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. yesterday after assaulting his girlfriend in their home near 64th Street and Queens Boulevard.

He allegedly threw her against the wall and smashed her head against the wall causing pain and swelling, and then stabbed her in the abdomen, causing a laceration.

When she tried to call 911, he allegedly grabbed her phone from her hand and smashed it on the floor.

Matura was charged with assault, grand larceny, criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

Though police did not know the state of Matura’s girlfriend, the NY Daily News reported that she was listed in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital.

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Lauren

I know the situation the girl is a drunk and stabbed her self and blamed him she’s in the hospital as we speak for alcohol poisoning, fake story all the way she ruined his life and I feel horrible for him

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Doc

Yep, hes former law enforcement so they gave him the lower charge, which is still up to 7yr in jail. Hope he gets all 7

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Anonymous

the first one was on 59th Street a couple of houses before Laurel Hill Boulevard and the second was on 64th Street & queens boulevard this is just horrible –

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Anonymous

this is just horrible poor woman this is the second incident in Woodside this week –

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