Wife claims fatal stabbing on Upper West Side was self-defense

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A woman charged with stabbing her estranged husband to death on Manhattan's Upper West Side is claiming self-defense.

44-year-old Tracy McCarter says her husband was drunk at the time the incident occurred on Monday night.

Police say McCarter stabbed the 48-year-old man multiple times in the chest inside their apartment on Amsterdam Avenue at 91st Street.

McCarter has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

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