Mother of Stabbing Victim Speaks After Suspect is Arrested 34 Years Later

November 20, 2013 Updated Nov 20, 2013 at 3:49 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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November 20, 2013 Updated Nov 20, 2013 at 3:49 PM EDT

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WKBW) - The mother of 21-year-old Patricia Rodriguez spoke to Channel 7's Jason Gruenauer this morning after Rodrguez's husband, 59-year-old Michael Rodriguez, was arrested and charged with murdering her 34 years ago.

Patricia was savagely stabbed to death over 100 times in 1979. Her body was found in April in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna.

Click the video to hear what her mother says about the arrest of her former son-in-law.