Man, 22, stabbed to death in Niagara Falls motel

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB)- The Niagara Falls police department arrested 31 year-old Ashley Berger of Niagara Falls Sunday for second degree murder.

Berger is charged with the stabbing death of 22 year-old Richard Christian Niagara Falls man that occurred at the Rodeway Inn Motel on Main Street just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

Rodeway Inn Motel

Police say the victim, who was with Berger at the motel, suffered a single stab wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center shortly after the incident.

Detective Lieutenant Michael Trane tells News 4 that Berger is the only suspect involved, and that the department is still investigating other aspects of the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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