Posted at: 06/29/2012 12:58 PM
| Updated at: 06/29/2012 7:03 PM
By: Mark Mulholland
HALFMOON - A Saratoga County woman is being tried this week on charges that she tried to kill her husband.
If the jury finds her guilty, Lydia Salce could go to prison for up to 25 years. It happened in August of last year. Police say Lydia Salce was waiting for her husband, Michael Mckee to return to their home on Route 9 in Halfmoon.
They say she was angry and frustrated that he'd joined a biker gang and would often spend time drinking with his friends.
Prosecutors say Salce used a six-inch serrated knife to stab him more than a dozen times. One prosecution witness, who worked with the couple at Wal-mart in Halfmoon testified today that Salce was mad at her husband and said, "if I done get to talk to somebody, I'm going to kill him."
Prosecutors contend she nearly did, but Salce maintains it was self defense and says the black eye in her mug shot is evidence of that.
The district attorney says cases like these can be difficult to prove. The prosecution will continue its case into part of next week, then it's the defense's turn. It's not known if Lydia Salce will testify.