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. 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s