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Woman Charged with Murder After Man Dies from Fatal Jersey City Stabbing

By metrowriter on
Jersey City

According to Hudson County officials, a 28-year-old woman was arrested after a man died from injuries he sustained from a stabbing in Jersey City.

Preliminary reports say the woman is being charged with murder in violation, a crime of the first degree, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, a crime of the third degree, unlawful possession of a gun, and a crime of the fourth degree.

Sykirrah Kirkland was arrested on Wednesday, September 14, and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending her first court appearance.

On Saturday, February 19, at approximately 8:05 p.m., police responded to 67 Lexington Avenue on reports of a fight.

The responding officer located a man – later identified as Omar Boatwright, 29, of Jersey City – with multiple stab wounds, and he was transported to Jersey City Medical Center.

On Saturday, July 9, Boatwright was readmitted to the hospital to be treated for complications relating to injuries from the stabbing and died on Friday, July 16.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be complications of a stab wound to the abdomen/delayed death and the manner of death to be a homicide.