DUENSBURG – State police have arrested and charged a Duanesburg man in the murders of a woman and her 5-year-old son on Wednesday night.
This man is also accused of assaulting a 2-year-old child. A 2-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital on Thursday.
Nelson D. Patino, 47, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder. State police said he was to be produced in Duensburg today.
The state police responded at 9:15 pm at the residence at 6826 Duensburg Road after a man contacted police saying he had stabbed his family, the state police said in a release late Thursday.
Troopers and sheriff’s representatives then arrived and took the caller, identified as Patino, into custody. Police then found three victims with obvious knife wounds inside the house.
The 5-year-old child died on the spot. State police said her mother was taken to Albany Medical Center, where she died.
State police said the 2-year-old boy was taken to Albany Medical Center, where his condition was stable on Thursday morning.
The names of the victims were being hidden, pending notification of the family.
Nelson Patino was taken to a regional hospital, where he was treated for his own injuries. Police later took him to Schenectady County Jail, pending a trial in Duensburg.
Nelson Patino is listed in county records as the owner of the property. He has listed it as a buy in October 2016, records show.
The state police said a press conference is expected later on Thursday afternoon.
In Duensburg, community members expressed grief and sorrow over what happened in the normally quiet community on Thursday morning.
“I feel bad for the family,” longtime Duensburg resident William Frank said Thursday morning.
Town supervisor Roger Tidball said he had not received an update from police on the incident and was letting them handle the situation.
Duensburg, he said, is a low crime community.
“It’s a tragedy for what it is,” Tidball said. He said parents would hug their kids a little tighter tonight.
This story is breaking and being updated
Gazette journalists Shenandoah Brier, Chad Arnold and Steven Cook contributed to this report.
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