The man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death then trying to kill himself over the weekend is now charged with murder.
Alex Santiago, 44, remains in critical condition.
Police say Santiago stabbed Tara Beardsall, 31, in the neck at a building located at 336 51st Street in Sunset Park on Saturday.
They say officers found her body in front of the building, then found Santiago inside with stab wounds to his neck.
Investigators say the couple had a long history of domestic disputes, and that Santiago was arrested twice in the past year.
He was charged with unlawful imprisonment in December after police say he held Beardsall in the apartment with a knife.