Schenectady Police: Man stabs woman in neck, faces attempted murder count


SCHENECTADY – A city man stabbed a woman in the neck Tuesday morning in Schenectady, causing a puncture wound and also a cut to her face, authorities said.

Daryl L. Newkirk, 51, of Barrett Street, was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with second-degree attempted murder and other counts.

The incident happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday at a residence on Barrett Street, according to allegations filed in court.

Newkirk is accused of attempting to kill the woman by punching her, causing injuries to her face, head and ribs, and then stabbing her in the neck, according to the allegations.

The allegations identify the instrument as a metal screwdriver and the incident as domestic.

Newkirk is also accused of choking the woman, causing pain and loss of breath, according to the allegations.

Newkirk faces one count of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation, both felonies, based on those allegations.

During the course of the incident, Newkirk is accused of preventing the woman from leaving, slashed her tires and destroying her phone, according to the authorities.

He faces one count each of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal mischief, misdemeanors.

Newkirk was arraigned and ordered held without bail.

Reach Gazette reporter Steven Cook at 518-395-3122, [email protected] or @ByStevenCook on Twitter.

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