Clifford Burns had killed his wife Patricia Burns in front of his three daughters in 2013. Get to know about the Christmas Eve murder.
Clifford Burns is a convicted murderer. He is responsible for killing his own wife, Patricia Burns in 2013, at his home in Lake Luzerne, New York.
The tragedy had taken place during Christmas Eve day. The crime story has been covered on Discovery’s ‘Signs of a Psychopath: Toxic’
Clifford Burns Is A Wife Killer: He Killed Patricia Burns In 2013
Clifford Burns and his wife Patricia Burns got married in 1997. They met while young Patricia was still working at Dunkin Donuts.
Over the years of marriage, Clifford had turned into an abusive husband. He used to hit and beat Patricia on more than one occasion.
After more than one and half decades of marriage, the couple was involved in constant dispute. They were eventually got divorced in 2013.
Upon which, the court had demanded a restraining order against Clifford. However, On Dec 24, 2012, he disguised and forced into Patricia’s home.
Ultimately, attacking and killing his wife in front of three children. During the altercation, Clifford stabbed Patricia repeatedly before escaping.
Mamma Clifford❤️I am worried about Michael and Calum. Burns are serious. So please don't mob and let them rest 🙏🏼~J x pic.twitter.com/Nlxov5R6IV
— Keeping up with 5sos (@5SOS_Journals) June 14, 2015
Charges On Clifford Burns For Killing His Wife: New Updates
The identity of Clifford Burns as the killer of Patricia Burn was already revealed during the altercation.
As Burns was stabbing Patricia, his face was uncovered by Megan Jenkins, daughter of Patricia Burn.
Nonetheless, Burns was charged guilty to second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison for killing his wife.
The murderer will be eligible for parole in 2036. Till then he will be spending his life at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.
Investigation revealed that Clifford’s traumatic past was the reason behind his abusive behavior.
He had witnessed his father’s violence towards his mother. His father eventually killed himself in 1984 after kidnapping his mother.
Clifford Burns was interrogated by police officers for over 5 hours when he first gave his confession. Listen to parts of that recording in Episode 9, out now.
— Crimeroom - Podcast (@crimeroom_) January 3, 2019
Where Are Clifford Burns’ Daughters Today?
Clifford Burns was dad to daughters Harley and Autumn. In fact, they were witnesses to their mom’s murder.
Burns was also a stepdad to Patricia’s daughter, Megan Jenkins, from her previous marriage.
Patricia and Clifford’s daughters are now adults in 2021. They had witnessed huge grief at a very young age.
They had to see their mum being stabbed as she prepared the turkey for Christmas Eve.
On December 22, 2013, mother Patricia was 42 years of age. Her daughters; Megan was 30, Harley is 24, and Autumn is 22 years of age in 2021.