Knifed Gal Pal 18 Times In Dispute
A Long Island City man is spending the next 20 years in prison for brutally stabbing and killing his girlfriend during a dispute inside their apartment back in December 2009, prosecutors announced.
Tigran Tambiev, 46, of 10th Street, was ordered last Thursday, Oct. 18, by Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory L. Lasak to remain behind bars for two decades and serve five years’ post-release supervision for the death of Susan Woolf, 49, a sculptor whom he stabbed 18 times about the body.
Tambiev pled guilty on Sept. 12 to a first-degree manslaughter charge.
“The lengthy sentence imposed by the court ensures that [Tambiev] is appropriately punished for the brutal and senseless crime that robbed [Woolf] of her life and the world of a talented sculptor,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown in a statement last Thursday.
Tambiev and Woolf got into an argument inside their home on 10th Street on Dec. 11, 2009, as previously reported in this newspaper. The exchange turned violent, authorities noted, when Tambiev stabbed Woolf in the back and chest 19 times with a pair of knives.
After committing the bloodshed, he fled from the location and later traveled to Florida, authorities noted.
Reportedly, a friend concerned about Woolf visited the apartment on Dec. 12, 2009 and found her body. Officers from the 108th Precinct responded to the home along with paramedics, who pronounced Woolf dead at the scene.
Information obtained by the 108th Precinct Detective Squad and the NYPD Queens Homicide Squad tracked Tambiev to Miami Beach, Fla. He was picked up in January 2010 by detectives with the help of the U.S. Marshals and the Miami Beach Police Department, then ex- tradited back to Queens.
The investigation was conducted by Det. Mark Oliva of the 108th Precinct Detective Squad and Detectives David Moser and Keith Welz of the Queens Homicide Squad.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Peter V. Lomp of the D.A.’s Homicide Trials Bureau, which is supervised by Assistant District Attorneys Brad A. Leventhal, bureau chief, and Jack Warsawsky, deputy bureau chief.