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Man Stabbed Woman To Death In New York, Police Say. Investigators Still Trying To Determine Why.

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Source: Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office ; MEGA

Jun. 5 2022, Published 11:05 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of stabbing a woman to death, though police are trying to determine why, according to a report.

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Last week, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office in New York announced the arrest of Paul Senecal, 38, in connection to the May 29 killing.

Around 5:40 p.m., deputies responded to a home in Wappinger, New York, for a report of an injured woman. When deputies arrived, they found Melanie Chianese, 29, seriously injured with stab wounds.

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She was taken to the hospital, where she died, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators identified Senecal as a suspect and he was arrested hours later.

The suspect knew the victim, though the sheriff’s office said the motive remains under investigation.

Senecal was charged with second-degree murder. He is being held in jail without bond.

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