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Rochester Woman Charged In Fatal Party Stabbing

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – A 52-year-old Rochester woman has been charged in the death of a father of seven who was stabbed while trying to break up a fight at a New Year’s Eve party.

Police say 46-year-old James Singleton died at a Rochester hospital several hours after he was stabbed in the thigh with a piece of broken glass when a fight broke out between two women at a party last Friday night.

Authorities say Nancy James was charged with first-degree manslaughter. She pleaded not guilty in Rochester City Court Monday morning.

She’s also charged with assault in the stabbing of 27-year-old Patria Brown, the other woman involved in the fight. Brown was treated and released.

Singleton is survived by his wife and their seven children. The couple also had seven grandchildren.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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