(New York Daily News) – Brooklyn Man Found Guilty: A Brooklyn husband was convicted on Thursday of slitting his estranged wife’s throat months after she broke up with him.
Beresford Ashley, 55, was found guilty after a jury trial for killing 45-year-old Karen Ashley on Sept. 13, 2016, six months after their breakup.
After the victim sent him a text ending their relationship, the jilted husband demanded she tell him in person, confronting her at her job and in front of her East New York apartment.
He attacked her and left her dying inside her Nissan Maxima on the corner of Blake Ave. and Drew St., still in her nurse scrubs and with her foot on the break.
“The victim in this case never had a chance to protect herself once this defendant pounced on her and slit her throat,” said acting District Attorney Eric Gonzale Karen Ashley’s best friend of 18 years saw Beresford Ashley drive off after she found the woman’s lifeless body and called police, prosecutors said.
Prosecutor Sabeeha Madni said Beresford Ashley walked into the 78th precinct stationhouse with his hand bleeding the day after his wife was killed and told cops he had an argument with his wife and may have committed an offense.
Beresford Ashley faces 25 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced on Dec. 15 by Justice Ruth Shillingford.