Husband Arraigned in Stabbing Death of NYC Teacher

Jonathan Crupi did not speak during his court appearance Wednesday

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    Staten Island home where 29-year-old Simonette Mapes was found fatally stabbed Thursday

    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.

    School Teacher Found Dead in Staten Island Home

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    Police believe an intruder stabbed 29-year-old Simonette Mapes to death in her New Springville home. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Thursday, Jul 5, 2012)

    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.

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