LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. – A Niskayuna man accused of stabbing his wife to death on Christmas Eve pleaded guilty on Thursday.
According to police, Burns stabbed his estranged wife, 42-year-old Patricia Burn, multiple times on Christmas Eve 2013. He also injured his 22-year-old step-daughter when she allegedly tried to intervene.
Patricia Burns was pronounced dead at Glens Falls Hospital.
After the attack, police said Clifford Burns led them on a brief car chase in Lake George that ended in the parking lot of the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
Officials say Burns faces a maximum sentence of 23 years to life when sentenced on May 30 in Warren County Court.