Elderly Queens man gets 21 years for fatally stabbing daughter-in-law

A Queens man was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison for the broad-daylight slaying of his daughter-in-law on a city street, officials said.

Dahe Lin, 77, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter for plunging a kitchen knife into the neck of Wen Ying He, 50, during an argument March 28, 2019.

“This defendant viciously attacked the wife of his son and murdered her on a public street in plain view of witnesses,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in a statement. “This was an unimaginably horrific crime.”

The deadly assault unfolded at about 8:30 a.m. on Suydam Street in Ridgewood outside the home that Lin and He shared. A bystander spotted Lin strangling He and pulled him off of her, according to the Queens DA.

A crazed Lin then raced into the house and returned with a kitchen knife, repeatedly driving the blade into her neck, authorities said.

Another bystander flagged down a police car, and He was taken to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

It wasn’t clear what had caused Lin’s rage.

Credit: NYPOST

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