Prosecutor: Jersey City woman, 28, charged with murder after man, 29, dies from stabbing


A Jersey City woman, 28, is facing murder and weapons charged after a 29-year-old man died from stab wound injuries, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Sykirrah Kirkland, 28, of Jersey City, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Kirkland was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office yesterday and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending her first court appearance.

On Saturday, February 19th, 2022, at approximately 8:05 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to 67 Lexington Ave. 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 9th, Boatwright was readmitted to the hospital to be treated for complications relating to injuries from the stabbing and died on Friday, July 16th.

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 homicide.

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