MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A North Bellmore woman was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for stabbing her ex-husband to death and then dumping his body along the Wantagh State Parkway.
Nancy Boland, 57, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges back in January, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.
On Nov. 16, 2011, Boland said she and her ex-husband Walter Boland, who was still living with her, got into some sort of fight at their home on Waltoffer Avenue.
Boland told authorities her ex threatened her with a sharp object, which she then grabbed out his hand and used to stab him once in the stomach, prosecutors said.
She told police her ex refused to go to the hospital, so she left to go to work the next day. When she came home, she found Walter Boland unresponsive, prosecutors said.
She then got him dressed and tried to feed him before “she concluded that he was dead,” prosecutors said.
Boland waited until dark, put his body in her mother’s car and drove around for about four hours before dumping the body on the Wantagh Parkway bike path, according to prosecutors.
A jogger found his body the next day.
Prosecutors said Boland told family, friends and co-workers that her ex had stormed off after an argument and hadn’t returned. When his body was found, she told them she was worried that it might be him.
“This was not self-defense and it was no accident. Nancy Boland killed her ex-husband, dumped his body on the side of the road, and then lied to anyone who asked,” Rice said in a statement. “No matter how thoroughly she attempted to cover her tracks, she could not hide from what she had done.”