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Judge to review psych report for Seneca Falls stabbing suspect

Depending on the results of a psychiatric evaluation, the Seneca Falls man accused of nearly killing a woman in August could plead guilty next month.

During a brief appearance Tuesday by Christopher Freeman in Seneca County Court, Judge Daniel Doyle adjourned the case to Nov. 26. Doyle said before the case proceeds, he wants to see a report by the psychiatrist who recently did a mental competency exam on Freeman.

Freeman, 32, faces felony counts of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated criminal contempt, aggravated family offense, driving while intoxicated, and aggravated unlicensed operation. The charges stem from an Aug. 17 incident on Garden Street in Seneca Falls.

Freeman is accused of stabbing the woman multiple times in a parking lot during a domestic incident. Seneca Falls Police Chief Stu Peenstra said three children were present at the time, and Freeman put the woman and children in a vehicle and drove off.

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