A young woman from Troy entered a guilty plea in March and this week she received a really stiff sentence.

According to Spectrum News, on April 18, 2019, Autumn Hinchcliff was arrested after allegedly stabbing a 24-year old woman at a home on Second Street near Washington Avenue in Troy.  Fortunately, the victim was transported to the Albany Medical Center and she was able to survive her injuries.

The police were able to quickly apprehend the suspect.  Officer reported that Ms Hinchcliff appeared disheveled and covered in blood when they found her.

According to authorities, Hinchcliff had allegedly assaulted the same woman in February of 2019.

In March of this year, Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that 25-year old Autumn Hinchcliffe had pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree Attempted Murder (Felony), one count of second-degree Assault (Felony), one count of Aggravated Criminal Contempt (Felony), and one count of fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Misdemeanor).

On Wednesday Autumn Hinchcliff appeared before the Honorable Judge Jennifer Sober.  Before sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Cheryl McDermott said, “This has to be the most violent assault I’ve seen in my 14 years as a prosecutor, aside from a homicide.”

Because of the violent nature of the assaults, Ms. Hinchcliffe received a very harsh sentence.  The young woman was sentenced to 12 years for Attempted Murder, 18 years for two counts of Assault, 2 1/3 to 7 years for Aggravated Criminal Contempt and one year for Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

This sentencing adds up to decades behind bars for the young woman.  Hopefully she will be rehabilitated when she is released from jail, and she will be an asset to the community

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