Buffalo man stabbed and killed girlfriend during domestic dispute

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BUFFALO, NY – A dispute between a man and his girlfriend turned deadly in Buffalo when 67-year-old James L. Allen took a kitchen knife and stabbed his girlfriend.

Buffalo police officers responded to a home on Cambridge Avenue where the couple lived together.

At around 1:35 p.m., Allen and his girlfriend, who was not identified by police were involved in a verbal altercation inside of their shared home on Cambridge Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

“The defendant is accused of stabbing the victim in the abdomen with a kitchen knife during the argument,” Erie County Prosecutor John Flynn said in a statement. “After the victim was stabbed, the defendant allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with an adolescent male. The female victim was taken by ambulance to ECMC with physical injuries. The male victim suffered a minor cut to his right hand during the assault.”


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The 44-year-old woman died the next day at Erie County Medical Center. Allen was charged with murder, assault and endangering the welfare of a child.