Staten Island man charged after murder

Country Drive North Staten Island
Police said a woman was stabbed to death on this street. (via Google Maps)

Cops say a Staten Island man stabbed his estranged wife to death Monday.

According to cops, around 3:40 p.m. Monday afternoon, police responded to an assault on Country Drive North in Staten Island.

They said they found a 44-year-old woman, identified as Ilona Ganzha, stabbed multiple times. She was declared dead on the scene, cops said.

A man, 44, was also found with apparently self-inflicted stab wounds, police said, and responders took him to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said today they arrested Adiljan Anarbaev, 44, and charged him with murder and criminal possession of a gun.

According to a law enforcement source, Ganzha and Anarbaev had been married but were separated.

She had a restraining order against him through October, the source said.

Police said Anarbaev violated the restraining order, showing up at the home, where they argued about finances and the pending divorce. Her son saw Anarbaev stabbing his mother, police said, and he ran to a nearby police precinct to get help.

Danielle Tcholakian contributed reporting.

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