A 31-year-old Bronx man has been arrested after he allegedly rammed an SUV carrying his girlfriend, causing it to flip over, and then walked up to the vehicle and stabbed her to death.
Dionis Espinal is charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal contempt. He's accused of killing his 20-year-old girlfriend, Katherine German, in a jealous rage early Wednesday morning after chasing German and a friend down the Hutchinson River Parkway in his green Toyota Camry.
According to police records, German had a protective order against Espinal and was staying at a hotel to get away from the man. They have a one-month-old baby girl.
Attorney information for Espinal was not immediately available.
Espinal allegedly rammed their SUV, flipping it over onto the driver's side. He approached the vehicle and stabbed German in the throat and torso as she tried to get out, according to police. He did not attack the friend.
German's mother, Feranda Rivera, had suspected her daughter's boyfriend was dangerous.
He was "jealous, very jealous," Rivera said. "All the time he was following her, watching where she was going."
Neighbors laid flowers outside German's home in the Bronx Wednesday afternoon.
Espinal was a livery cab driver. One of his co-workers, Ramon Castillo, said he knew Espinal and his girlfriend had problems, but he remembered the man saying he was going to leave German alone.
"They kind of had personal problems in the relationship," Castillo said. "They weren't doing well."