A husband was awaiting arraignment late Friday in connection with the death of his wife, whose dismembered body parts were found inside a suitcase in a Queens park.
Edwin Fuentes of Newark is charged with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
The Queens district attorney said Fuentes killed Reina De Los Santos Reyes, in their Woodhaven apartment in June 2007 and then dismembered her body.
Nearly a year later, a group of teenagers walking in Forest Park found a suitcase containing some of the woman's remains.
Police say Fuentes told them he used to be a butcher.
If convicted, Fuentes faces 25 years to life in prison.