Woman charged with stabbing domestic partner to death


STUYVESANT – A 52-year-old Stuyvesant woman has been charged murder in connection with the stabbing death of her domestic partner.

State Police were called to a residence on Dolly Drive in Stuyvesant at around 6:15 p.m. on April 16 for a report of a stabbing. They found a victim, John Ford, 50, of Austerlitz, who had been stabbed. Officers attempted life-saving techniques, but he died of his wounds.

Preliminary investigation indicates during a domestic dispute, Diane Huyck stabbed Ford.

She was arraigned and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail pending a future court appearance.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s, District Attorney and Coroner’s Offices assisted at the scene along with State Police Troop K Forensic Investigation Unit and Troop K Major Crimes Unit.

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