NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Police in the Hudson Valley say a bloody altercation that left two women dead and a man critically injured stemmed from a dispute over money.
Town of Newburgh Police Chief Michael Clancy tells the Middletown Times Herald-Record (http://bit.ly/MnLWgw ) that one of the victims had been looking to borrow a small amount of money and then became violent when reminded of a debt she owed.
Killed in the brief rampage Saturday evening were 78-year-old Bertha Williams from stabbing and slash wounds and 36-year-old Rebecca Winters from an apparent self-inflicted shotgun blast. 60-year-old Bruce Montanya, who lived with Williams, remains hospitalized with more than 20 stab wounds.
Police say Montanya lent Winters some money, but apparently reminded her she already owed him, and she grabbed a knife and started stabbing him.
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