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16 December 2012
Schodack State Police Charge Man in Homicide
 Major William S. Sprague
 Troop G Commander
Schodack, NY - December 16, 2012

The Schodack State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation have charged Jason Guynup, 29, with Murder in the second degree in the stabbing homicide of his estranged girlfriend Nikki Hart, 33 of Schodack.  

On Sunday morning at approximately 4:30 AM State Police were called to respond to a stabbing at 20 Bri Lan Ave in the Town of Schodack.  Responding officers from East Greenbush PD and the State Police located Hart suffering from knife wounds.  She was transported to Albany Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  Police learned that the suspect, Guynup, had attacked her and then fled the scene.  His vehicle was located near the intersection of Hayes Road and State Route 9J where it had been involved in a property damage accident.  Guynup fled the scene on foot and was later taken into custody a short distance away on State Route 9J by City of Rensselaer and State Police.

Guynup was arraigned in the Town of Schodack Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility without bail.  The State Police investigation is continuing.   

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