Schodack man arrested, accused of stabbing his estranged girlfriend

Posted at: 12/16/2012 11:59 AM
Updated at: 12/17/2012 12:15 AM

SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 33-year-old real estate agent has been stabbed to death, and her estranged boyfriend has been charged with murder.

Nikki Hart of Schodack was pronounced dead at Albany Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning. Emergency responders had found her with stab wounds after being called to her home shortly before 4:30 a.m.

Police say Jason Guynup, an estranged boyfriend who lived with Hart, attacked her and then fled the scene. His vehicle was located near the intersection of Hayes Road and State Route 9J where it had been involved in a property damage accident. Guynup fled the scene on foot and was later taken into custody a short distance away on State Route 9J by City of Rensselaer and State Police.

Guynup was arraigned in the Town of Schodack Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility without bail Sunday night. State Police are still investigating the incident.

Hart owns Hart Real Estate in Schodack.