Rego Park man sentenced for grisly 2019 murder of pregnant girlfriend in Ridgewood


The Rego Park man, found guilty by a jury in the 2019 murder of his pregnant girlfriend, could spend the rest of his life behind bars following his sentencing Thursday, according to Queens DA Melinda Katz.

Anthony Hobson, 51, of 64th Avenue in Rego Park, was sentenced by Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael B. Aloise to a term of 25 years to life in prison for the February 2019 knife attack on Jennifer Irigoyen inside her Ridgewood apartment building, to run consecutively with the 1 ⅓- to 4-year term on the tampering with physical evidence conviction. Hobson was also found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon following the two-week trial by jury.