On December 1, 2021 at approximately 9:15 p.m., State Police and Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the town of Duanesburg after a male at the home contacted police stating that he had stabbed his family.
Patrols arriving on scene took the caller, 47-year-old Nelson D. Patino, into custody. Three victims were located inside the home with apparent stab wounds. A five-year-old male died at the scene. His 37-year-old mother was transported to Albany Medical Center where she died from her injuries. The third victim, a 2-year-old male, was transported to Albany Medical Center where he remains in stable condition. The names of the victims have been withheld pending family notifications.
Nelson Patino was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for self-inflicted injuries and released. He has been arrested and charged with two counts of Murder in the 2nd degree, a class A felony and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor. He is due to be arraigned in Duanesburg Town Court. A press conference is tentatively scheduled to be held at Troop G Headquarters this afternoon. A time has not been set but will be posted when it is confirmed.
Charges for Patino updated to:
Two counts of Murder 2nd degree
One count of Attempted Murder 2nd degree
Three counts of Criminal Possesion of a Weapon 4th degree