Bay Shore man found guilty of stabbing, killing wife

A Bay Shore man accused of stabbing his wife to death in front of her daughter was found guilty of second-degree murder Saturday. After a quick two-hour deliberation at a criminal courthouse in Riverhead,

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2008, 12:10 AM

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A Bay Shore man accused of stabbing his wife to death in front of her daughter was found guilty of second-degree murder Saturday.
After a quick two-hour deliberation at a criminal courthouse in Riverhead, a jury found Elden MacFarlane guilty. Macfarlane was accused of stabbing his wife Regina to death in October 2005 as her daughter watched.
The victim?s family says they are glad the ordeal is over. Bob Jones, the victim?s brother, says his two nieces are safe now that their mother?s killer has been found guilty.
MacFarlane claimed he suffered from psychological illnesses when he stabbed his wife, but prosecutors say he was coherent and knew what he was doing. They say the key evidence to prove that was the 911 tape that recorded Regina?s cries for help and her daughter screaming, ?My daddy?s trying to kill my mom.?
?How he spoke on that tape made him sound like he wasn?t delusional,? juror William O?Leary said. ?It made him sound like he was just angry, mad and lost his head.?
MacFarlane now faces 25-years-to-life in prison when he is sentenced on Mar. 18.
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