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Woman to serve one year for stabbing boyfriend

LOCKPORT - Joyce A. Schwarz, 38, of East Avenue, Lockport, was sentenced Thursday to a year in Niagara County Jail for stabbing her live-in boyfriend in the back and left bicep June 24.
County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas imposed the penalty for Schwarz' guilty plea to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree assault.
"I got out of that relationship. I don't want any part of it no more," Schwarz said of her four years with Jeffrey Laubacker, 35. Assistant Public Defender Michael E. Benedict said it was a relationship of mutual physical and mental abuse.