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Schenectady woman gets 20 years in fatal knifing

Judge rejects claim it was an accident

Tina Karuzas, a mother of three who stabbed her downstairs neighbor to death last year during a dispute over loud music, was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for the crime in Schenectady County Court in January, 2013. Next to Karuzas is public defender Mark Caruso.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Tina Karuzas, a mother of three who stabbed her downstairs neighbor to death last year during a dispute over loud music, was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for the crime in Schenectady County Court in January, 2013. Next to Karuzas is public defender Mark Caruso.
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The city woman convicted of stabbing her neighbor to death in a dispute over loud music was sentenced Friday to a total of 20 years in state prison. Acting Schenectady County Court Judge Polly Hoye handed down the sentence, saying Tina Karuzas’ actions were not consistent with her testimony that the knifing was an accident. Hoye said she took into account Karuzas’ lack of a criminal history — the maximum for the first-degree manslaughter count ...


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ThePhilistine
January 18, 2013
5:28 p.m.

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So you cant defend yourself in your own home......

cfield
January 18, 2013
9:19 p.m.

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if your life was not in danger, what are you defending?

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