HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. — A man in New York has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the brutal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend following their breakup. Wayne Chambers, 51, was found guilty of second-degree murder in December and learned his fate on Monday in the murder of Sandra McIntosh, 46. McIntosh, a nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital, was stabbed over 25 times in July 2021.
According to prosecutors, Chambers had picked up McIntosh in her white Lexus SUV, which he had driven throughout the day. Witnesses reported seeing Chambers driving erratically before stopping near a wooded area in Holtsville. It was there that witnesses saw Chambers physically assaulting McIntosh and attempting to drag her out of the woods by her hair. Prosecutors stated that Chambers stabbed McIntosh multiple times, puncturing her heart and lung.
Chambers fled the scene in McIntosh’s car after realizing he had been spotted. Authorities discovered the vehicle in the Bronx, with blood stains both inside and outside of it. DNA evidence linking McIntosh and Chambers was found on the blood stains. Surveillance footage also showed Chambers getting out of the car in the Bronx.
Investigating officers were able to track Chambers to a hotel in Newburg, New York, where he was arrested a week after the stabbing. Chambers had a cut on one of his index fingers and a bloodstain on his shirt when he was taken into custody. McIntosh was declared dead at Stony Brook University Hospital, the same hospital where she had worked.
Chambers’ conviction and sentencing serve as a somber reminder of the devastating consequences of domestic violence. It highlights the importance of addressing the issue and providing support to victims.