A Halfmoon woman accused of repeatedly stabbing her husband has been indicted by a Saratoga County grand jury for attempted second-degree murder and several counts of felony assault.
Lydia Ann Salce-McKee, 50, of Route 9, was indicted Tuesday on charges including attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault.
State police initially charged Salce-McKee only with first-degree assault after the Aug. 11 incident in Halfmoon, but District Attorney James A. Murphy III said the grand jury concluded an attempted murder charge was justified.
“The grand jury heard testimony and they indicted for attempted murder second because of the seriousness of the assault and the number of wounds,” Murphy said.
According to Murphy, what began an a domestic dispute escalated to Salce-McKee allegedly stabbing her husband 12 times with a steak knife.
“Many of the knife wounds were life-threatening. Some were deep puncture wounds,” Murphy said.
The victim was in intensive care at Albany Medical Center for several days, and Murphy said there was concern he would die. He has since recovered, but has permanent scars, Murphy said.
Salce-McKee will be arraigned by Saratoga County at a future date.
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