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11 years in prison for man who admitted stabbing his ex-girlfriend in south Utica

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The stepson of Oneida County's Democratic Party chairman and former City of Utica Democratic Chairman will spend the next 11 years behind bars after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in south Utica last Fall.

Nicholas Tuttle, 21, of Cassville admitted in March to stabbing his ex-girlfriend several times just after midnight on September 4, 2011 at a home on Edgewood Drive in the City of Utica. According to court documents, Tuttle stabbed her because he believed she was "cheating" on him.

The young woman was found by police on the front lawn of the home, with her shirt soaked with blood from the multiple stab wounds. Tuttle was arrested found by New Hartford Police roughly 2 1/2 hours later near the Washington Mills exit of Route 8 after he had been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Tuttle pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree assault, and in return, received a sentence of 11 years in state prison.

Tuttle is the stepson of Oneida County Democratic Party chairman and former City of Utica Democratic Chairman Mitchell Ford.

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