The husband of a New York City teacher found stabbed to death over the summer has been arraigned on a second-degree murder charge.
The Staten Island Advance says Jonathan Crupi did not speak during his court appearance Wednesday.
His not-guilty plea was entered by his attorney, Mario F. Gallucci.
Simeonette Mapes-Crupi was stabbed repeatedly in the couple's Staten Island condo sometime between July 4 and July 5.
Many of the victim's relatives were present during the arraignment. They consoled her weeping mother outside court.
Crupi is due back in court on Jan. 28.