Fight over boyfriend results in stabbing

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two women battling over a boyfriend are both facing charges during a dispute where one was stabbed with a kitchen knife.

Police say 33-year-old April Petryshyn went into 30-year-old Randi M. Murphy’s home on Blackmore Street in the Town of Tonawanda on September 1 to confront her. Murphy allegedly stabbed Petryshyn in the right lower leg. According to police, the incident happened either in front of a child or while leaving a child unattended.

April Petryshyn

Petryshyn is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. She was released on an appearance ticket. Her condition was not reported by police.

Murphy is charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, tampering with evidence for allegedly trying to hide the knife and endangering the welfare of a child. She is scheduled for a felony hearing in Town of Tonawanda Court on Thursday.

This is one of three stabbing arrests made in Tonawanda over a four-day period. Another incident involved a woman stabbed during a dispute in an apartment and the third involved a man who allegedly attacked a woman inside a vehicle.

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