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LOCKPORT – A plea bargain may be in the works for David L. Alfonso, a Lockport man charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend’s 7-year-old daughter on New Year’s Eve.

After a 40-minute closed-door conference between the attorneys and Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas, the case was adjourned until July 8.

Court-appointed defense attorney David C. Douglas said prosecutors have made a “contingent plea offer,” which he wouldn’t disclose, but first, information is needed from more witnesses.

Alfonso, 28, allegedly had choked the girl into unconsciousness before her mother stabbed Alfonso with a knife, causing him to flee. Police used a Taser electronic stun gun to subdue him. The mother was not charged.