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Finkley's fate remains uncertain

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    MADISON (WKOW) -- As Dane County's district attorney mulls whether to charge Madison's Cierra Finkley in the stabbing death of her estranged boyfriend, a statewide advocacy group joins others in urging Finkley be considered a domestic abuse victim acting in self defenseMore >>
    MADISON (WKOW) -- As Dane County's district attorney mulls whether to charge Madison's Cierra Finkley in the stabbing death of her estranged boyfriend, a statewide advocacy group joins others in urging Finkley be considered a domestic abuse victim acting in self defenseMore >>

MADISON (WKOW) -- The legal fate of a Madison woman who fatally stabbed her estranged boyfriend remains in limbo.

A scheduled hearing Friday for Cierra Finkley was postponed.  Finkley's attorney, Lester Pines says Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has yet to make a decision on whether to charge Finkley in connection to the August death of Terrance Woods.

Pines says a key detective on the case was diverted to the first degree intentional homicide case of Christopher O'Kroley.

Authorities say hours after officers responded to threatening behavior by Woods against Finkley and her toddler daughter, Woods returned to Finkley's apartment, broke in, and Finkley stabbed Woods, during a confrontation in a common area.   Authorities say Woods used a plastic garbage can to try to repel Finkley's thrusts with the knife.

The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition and other advocates for Finkley have maintained she was a domestic violence victim who had no choice but to protect herself and her family.

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