Schenectady County

Schenectady woman allegedly stabbed boyfriend a second time

A city woman stabbed and seriously injured her boyfriend this week — the same man she is accused of
Barbara Morris
Barbara Morris

A city woman stabbed and seriously injured her boyfriend this week — the same man she is accused of stabbing less than two weeks ago, authorities said.

Barbara M. Morris, 35, of 1325 Third Ave., faces multiple counts in the new case, including one count of first-degree assault.

She allegedly used a kitchen knife to stab the man in the torso several times near the corner of Third Avenue and Orchard Street just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to papers filed in court.

The man, who is only identified in paperwork as the woman’s boyfriend, remained hospitalized Thursday morning, a prosecutor said.

Prosecutor Kyle Petit also confirmed that the victim of Wednesday’s stabbing is the same person Morris is accused of stabbing July 22 at her Third Avenue residence.

In that case, Morris is accused of using a knife to stab the man in the left arm and back.

Police arrested Morris immediately at her residence that day and charged her with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies. The weapons count is based on allegations she used the knife in the assault and has been previously convicted of a crime.

Morris remained in custody until July 28, when she was released by order of the court.

For bail to remain in effect in felony cases, defendants must either be indicted or a certain hearing must be held. When neither happens, defendants are released while the cases remain pending. Petit confirmed that Morris’ release came in such a situation.

An order of protection based on the July 22 arrest remained in place, ordering Morris to stay away from the man, according to papers.

She encountered the man again Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities, and Morris stabbed him during a dispute.

Morris faces a count of aggravated criminal contempt, a felony, related to the allegations of violating the order of protection.

She also faces one count of tampering with physical evidence, a felony, accused of trying to conceal the knife used in the attack inside a garbage can at a nearby Third Avenue address.

Morris is now being held without bail at the Schenectady County Jail. She is expected back in court next week.

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