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Police identify man fatally stabbed in Niagara Falls motel

NIAGARA FALLS – Police said a Niagara Falls man was stabbed to death Sunday morning at a Main Street motel.

The victim has been identified as Richard A. Christian, 22, of Caravelle Drive.

Ashley Marie Berger, a Falls woman who was with the victim, has been charged with second-degree murder.

Berger, 31, of Third Street, is accused of stabbing Christian at the motel in the 400 block of Main Street at about 3 a.m.

Niagara Falls police said the victim suffered a single stab wound to his chest and shortly after the incident was pronounced dead at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Berger was arraigned today in City Court and is being held without bail at the Niagara County Jail.