Dutchess man indicted on murder charge in fatal stabbing of ex-girlfriend’s daughter
A Dutchess County man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s daughter has now been indicted on murder charges.
Paul Senecal, 38, was arraigned Friday in Dutchess County Supreme Court on charges of first- and second-degree murder, burglary and criminal contempt.
He’s accused of stabbing 29-year-old Melanie Chianese in May at the Wappinger home she shared with her mother and young son.
Senecal, from Poughkeepsie, had a restraining order for domestic violence prohibiting him from going to the home.
He’s being held without bail and is expected in court on Wednesday on a separate contempt charge for violating the order of protection.