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NYPD: Brooklyn man charged in wife’s slaying, dismemberment

Phillip Martin, left, confessed to killing and dismembering

Phillip Martin, left, confessed to killing and dismembering his wife, Diana Rodriguez-Martin, on Friday Feb. 17, 2017. Credit: ABC7 and NYPD

A Brooklyn man has admitted to killing and dismembering his wife, police said Saturday.

The NYPD arrested Phillip Martin, 42, on Friday afternoon and charged him with second-degree murder and concealment of a human corpse, police said.

Martin told police he fatally assaulted his wife, Diana Rodriguez-Martin, 43, then disposed of her body, NYPD spokeswoman Sophia Mason said.

The victim was punched, a police source said. Authorities have yet to recover the remains.

The couple, who lived in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Flatbush, had a history of domestic disputes, Mason said.

Rodriguez-Martin was reported missing by her aunt on Monday, Mason said. The woman was last seen on Jan. 16.

Martin was arraigned Friday night, an official in the Kings County Criminal Court said.

Martin’s attorney was not listed in online court records.

Police are continuing to investigate the slaying.

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