Troy, NY– Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Autumn
Hinchcliff, age 25, of Troy, NY, was sentenced to state prison after her plea of guilty in
connection with an April 2019 stabbing. Hinchcliff pleaded guilty in March. Today she was
sentenced to 12 years in state prison on one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, 12
years for one count of Assault in the First Degree, 6 years for one count of Assault in the Second
Degree, 2⅓ – 7 years on one count of Aggravated Criminal Contempt, all felonies, and 364 days
on 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 on 2nd Street in the City of Troy.
Hinchcliff was sentenced by Honorable Jennifer Sober and her sentences will run concurrently.
Assistant District Attorney Cheryl McDermott who prosecuted the case and read the victim’s
statement aloud in the courtroom stated, “This has to be the most violent assault I’ve seen in my
fourteen years as a prosecutor, aside from a homicide. The victim’s statement reflected the
sentence, ‘I am hoping this is the first step into getting some sort of closure from this tragic event
so I can start a new chapter in my life.’