Accused murderer pleads not guilty

Posted at: 01/08/2014 6:12 PM
By: WNYT Staff

NISKAYUNA – A man accused of stabbing and killing his estranged wife on Christmas Eve, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday morning.

Clifford Burns, 46, declined comment on his way into and out of Lake Luzerne Town Court. Burns is accused of stabbing Patricia Burns inside her Lake Avenue apartment. Clifford Burns' stepdaughter was injured in the attack and required hospitalization.

Burns is charged with murder. The district attorney says she plans to present the case to a grand jury on Friday.