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Rego Park Man Convicted of Murder in Stabbing Death of His Pregnant Girlfriend in Ridgewood

Jennifer Irigoyen, pictured, was stabbed to death in her Ridgewood apartment by Anthony Hobson (Facebook)

Jan. 26, 2022 By Christian Murray

A Rego Park man was convicted of murder Tuesday for viciously stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death inside her Ridgewood apartment building in February 2019.

Anthony Hobson, 51, was convicted by a jury in Queens criminal court of killing 35-year-old Jennifer Irigoyen, who was 12 weeks pregnant and had a young son. He faces 25 years to life in prison for the brutal murder when he is sentenced Feb. 17.

Hobson, according to trial testimony, attacked Irigoyen inside her 60-80 Myrtle Ave. apartment building at around 1 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2019.

He dragged her from her third-floor apartment into the stairway of the building, where he stabbed her multiple times in the neck and stomach.

“Help! Help! He’s trying to kill the baby!” a neighbor heard Irigoyen screaming. The neighbor ran into the hallway and saw Hobson pulling her into the stairwell.

The witness said Hobson was using what appeared to be a steak knife to stab her.

Irigoyen suffered puncture wounds to her neck, chest and abdomen, along with numerous other injuries. She was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Hobson left the scene with the murder weapon, which was never recovered. He fled to Pennsylvania but turned himself in to law enforcement five days after the murder.

“The defendant has been convicted and held responsible for taking the life of a woman, who was the mother of a young son and was also approximately 12 weeks pregnant,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. “This was a horrific crime – the victim was stabbed repeatedly inside the stairway of her apartment building. The defendant now faces a lengthy prison sentence from the Court.”

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What sucks is I knew he I’m and never saw him to be violent. His bday few days s after mine I have the video when Jennifer threw him a birthday celebration at our sushi bar .. 26 to life? He should just get life.

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Andrew is a bad man

Does anyone care about the dead baby? Cuomo and his pals passed a radical abortion bill which does not allow prosecution for killing a baby in the womb
The abortion lobby happy
Cuomo killed grannies and babies

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Abortion is not a criminal matter in the Bible

Nothing about execution? Republicans favorite past time. Romans 2:1Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself.
Exodus 22 ¶ If men strive, and hurt a woman with achild, so that bher fruit depart from her, and yet no cmischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

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Catherine Donohoe

Is everyone missing the fact that he committed a double murder? What about recognizing the life of her unborn child. In a state where it is legal to kill a child up until the day of his/her birth, this will never happen.

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Are you willing to pay for 1.1 Million unwanted offspring a year?

Catherine-
22 ¶ If men strive, and hurt a woman with achild, so that bher fruit depart from her, and yet no cmischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

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By that logic...

If I’m not willing to pay for the incarceration of convicted criminals either would you agree that they can all be put to death?

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Yours is a false comparison

@By that logic – Your logic is warped. Incarnation is how our society deals with criminals and criminal behavior. Incarnation is an expense incurred for running our society. Paying to raise peoples unwanted children is not normally an expense incurred by a society. Are you gullible enough to think Republicans would expand programs liked WIC, EBT and healthcare to cover the unwanted children? That’s why birth control is a private matter even in ancient societies like those mentioned in the Bible.

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The definition of someone who financially supports someone else’s financial responsibility use to be called “chumps”

Paying to raise other peoples kids especially in those numbers is criminal.

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