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Niskayuna man accused of murder appears in court

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Clifford Burns (Warren County Sheriff's Office photo) Clifford Burns (Warren County Sheriff's Office photo)

LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. — A Niskayuna man accused of killing his estranged wife on Christmas Eve appeared in court Wednesday.

Clifford Burns, 46, is accused of stabbing 42-year old Patricia Burns multiple times on December 24, 2013, which led to her death.

According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, Burns stabbed the victim multiple times around 5 p.m. on  Christmas Eve. Deputies say a 22-year old woman was also stabbed in the arm when she tried to intervene.

Patricia Burns was pronounced dead at Glens Falls Hospital.

The 22-year old woman was also taken to Glens Falls Hospital, authorities say, with injuries that weren't life threatening.

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.

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