A North Bellmore woman was sentenced to seven years in jail Friday after she stabbed her ex-husband to death and left his body on the Wantagh Parkway bike path in November of 2011.
According to the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Nancy Boland, 57, pleaded guilty to every charge against her in January, including first-degree manslaughter, aggravated criminal contempt, first-degree criminal contempt, three counts of tampering with physical evidence and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
The District Attorney’s Office had recommended a 12-year prison sentence at the time of her plea.
On Nov. 16, 2011, Boland and her ex-husband, Walter Boland, who she lived with on Waltoffer Avenue, got into an argument, and she told authorities that he threatened her with a “sharp-bladed instrument.” She said she grabbed it from him and stabbed him in the abdomen, driving it upward and four inches deep.
Nancy Boland, against whom her ex-husband had an order of protection, told police that he refused to be taken to the hospital, and that she left him at home to go to work the following day. When she returned home, she found him unresponsive. After dressing him and attempting to feed him, she assumed he was dead. She waited until dark and dragged his body to her mother’s car.
She then dumped his body on the Wantagh Parkway bike path, and he was discovered by a jogger on Nov. 18, 2011.
After stabbing the victim, Boland told family, friend, and co-workers that he had stormed off after an argument and hadn’t returned. When his body was discovered, Boland told them that she was worried it might be her ex-husband.
“This was not self-defense and it was no accident,” District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. “Nancy Boland killed her ex-husband, dumped his body on the side of the road, and then lied to anyone who asked. No matter how thoroughly she attempted to cover her tracks, she could not hide from what she had done.”