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      Utica woman accused of slashing boyfriend with steak knife

      Julie Babitz

      A Utica woman is arrested after a domestic dispute turned violent.

      Utica Police officers were called to 1434 Genesee Street at about 7:16 am Saturday for a domestic dispute call.

      Officers say 27-year-old Julie Babitz accused her boyfriend of cheating on her, and during the argument, cut him with a steak knife. Officers say the boyfriend had a restraining order against Babitz, mandating that she refrain from assaulting him.

      Babitz was arrested and charged with second degree assault and aggravated criminal contempt.

      The 26-year-old boyfriend was treated for a cut to his arm and released.