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QUEENSBURY -- Clifford Burns pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday for the Christmas Eve stabbing death of his wife, admitting that he intentionally killed her in front of her daughters in a fit of rage.
The self-employed logger told police he had gotten a call hours earlier about his child support payments being late and that he had been threatened with arrest because of it. The couple had a stormy relationship that included numerous prior arrests of Mr. Burns for various family offenses, including assault and criminal contempt.