Photo: Diones Espinal rams Katherine German's SUV, stabs her to death
A cab driver in New York was arrested after he ran his ex-girlfriend’s car off the road and stabbed her to death.
Diones Espinal, 31, was driving his taxi early Wednesday morning when he spotted his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend, Katherine German, in her Honda Pilot SUV with a man in the driver’s seat.
Though police are still investigating why, Espinal beg ramming the taxi into the SUV. At around 4 a.m., Espinal side-swiped his ex’s vehicle, causing it to flip over and land on its side in a nearby bike path..
As German and her 29-year-old passenger, Jose Jiminez, lay in the overturned SUV, Espinal allegedly got out of his vehicle, pulled out a knife, and stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times in the neck and face.
Police say Espinal remained at the scene and was arrested when police arrived. The knife he used to murder his young ex-girlfriend was also recovered.
The taxi cab Espinal was driving was part of the Bronx’s Kiss Car Service’s fleet.
Charges against him are still pending.
German was the mother of Espinal’s 2-month-old daughter. Their relationship ended after German filed an order of protection against Espinal after he allegedly assaulted her.
Espinal had only recently had his license reinstated and reportedly blamed German for it being suspended in the first place.