Jacob L. Klein murdered Philip L. Rabadi in New York: Sheriff

Jacob L. Klein appears in a mugshot from prison.

Jacob L. Klein appears in a mug shot from prison.

A doctor’s assistant is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and then killing her husband.

Jacob L Klein40, of Wirtz, Virginia, is charged with second-degree murder after being brought back to upstate New York, Albany County Sheriff CraigApple said in a news conference on Saturday conducted by a number of sectors newspapers and TV channel.

Authorities claimed Klein was “bound, slashed and mutilated.” Philip L Rabadi35, on Wednesday in the victim’s New Scotland home Times Union wrote.

Officials believe Klein drove his personal vehicle from his home in Franklin County, Virginia to the Albany, New York area. There he allegedly rented a vehicle from Enterprise and used it to spy on both the Rabadi residence and St. Peter’s Hospital, where the victim and be Wife both worked – also as medical assistants, according to the hospital website.

Rabadi’s wife, Elana Z RadinShe wasn’t aware she was being followed, Sheriff Apple said. Rabadi, the husband, did not know Klein, the sheriff added. Apple written down that Radin is not considered a suspect in her husband’s murder.

That Times Union identified Klein as Radin’s ex-boyfriend. Klein grew up in Cobleskill, about 45 minutes west of Albany off Interstate 88, according to the do.

Apple didn’t reveal an alleged motive for the stalking, but suspected authorities had figured one out.

Wedding registry website Zola states that the couple just got married – on September 10, 2021.

Police vehicles surrounded the Rabadi house. (Image via WNYT-TV Screengrab.)

Police vehicles surrounded the Rabadi house. (Image via WNYT-TV Screengrab.)

Authorities believe Klein was waiting for Radin to leave home to go to work early Wednesday morning. Citing Ring and Nest camera footage provided by neighbors, authorities believe Klein was approaching the home; Rabadi opened the door and appeared to react as if a gun was being shown, a source for the said Times Union. The victim retreated into the home and Klein followed, the source said.

Authorities said the woman called 911 after her husband failed to show up for work. A deputy who arrived at the home around the same time as the victim’s wife and father found Rabadi dead, Apple said. The injuries included multiple stab wounds to the torso and head, authorities reported.

Klein reportedly returned the rented vehicle and was back in Virginia Thursday. Police officers spent several days combing the New Scotland neighborhood where the murder took place, looking for leads. Some of the search efforts included donning scuba gear and examining a nearby pond, according to video of the scene posted by Albany NBC affiliate WNYT.

A diver searched the Rabadi crime scene.

A diver searched a pond near the Rabadi home. (Image via WNYT-TV Screengrab.)

According to a source for the newspaper, a federal agent monitored him overnight.

Klein reportedly drove to Tennessee on Friday, stopped in Memphis and returned to Virginia.

Apple said Virginia and Tennessee state troops arrested Klein on Friday. A source for the Times Union Klein said during the final confrontation he appeared to have reached for his glove compartment – where authorities later found a handgun – but he remained standing. He was otherwise arrested without incident, the newspaper said.

Klein was jailed at Abingdon Regional Jail in Virginia, online records show. Authorities can’t speak to him because he has an attorney, Apple said. He is scheduled to be charged before a federal judge with unlawful evasion from law enforcement, Apple said.

Online federal and state records of Virginia do not name Klein’s attorney.

Watch the sheriff’s press conference here:

[image via mugshot]

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