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Niskayuna man accused of killing estranged wife has history of violence

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The Niskayuna man accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death in Lake Luzerne on Christmas Eve had a long history of violence and threats against others, including his wife, records show. That history includes a 2003 fist attack on the same woman he would be accused of killing a decade later, according to court records. He was accused of knocking her down and punching her in the face and head at their WTRY Road ...

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December 28, 2013
5:49 a.m.

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The laws need to be changed to make the stalking and contempt charges much more serious. Men like this need to be charged with felonies at every opportunity when they break the law and the JUDGES, who release them and give them petty sentences, need to get on the ball and send them away to prison so that they know every time they break the law they will be GONE. Making threats like I'll knock your teeth out should be taken seriously because it looks like he meant it - as many people do. She worked at a hospice and is dead, he's a bum and now we can support him for the rest of his life.

December 28, 2013
10:59 a.m.

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I vividly remember the incident with his mother. It was awful. His father was violent and he was violent. The apple certainly didn't fall far from the tree. When are women going to learn to stay away--or at least get away--from these men? And when are the police going to enforce the restraining orders? This is such a sad, sad story. Children left without their mother, and their father, who also attacked one of them, who's now recovering from HER injuries, is the culprit. Such a tragedy.

December 29, 2013
1:25 a.m.

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Laws need to be changed to protect women before they become statistics.