Troy, NY– Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Autumn
Hinchcliff, age 24, of Troy, NY, pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Murder in the Second
Degree, one count of Assault in the First Degree, one count of Assault in the Second Degree, one
count of Aggravated Criminal Contempt, all felonies, and one count of Criminal Possession of a
Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a misdemeanor.
Hinchcliff has been in the Rensselear County jail since her arrest on April 18, 2019 in
connection with the stabbing that took place at 167 2nd Street in the City of Troy.
Hinchcliff will be sentenced by Honorable Jennifer Sober on April 28th and faces ten to
twelve and a half years in state prison.
“This office is dedicated to prosecuting domestic violence cases to the fullest extent,”
said District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly. “We thank the victim, who was extremely cooperative
with our victim liaison staff during this very difficult time. As our office has seen an uptick in
domestic violence cases, we urge those in an abusive relationship to seek help. Without this
victim’s valiant effort, this end result would not have been possible.”
Assistant District Attorney Cheryl McDermott prosecuted the case.