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Criminal defense: Woman faces murder charges in New York

A woman in Brooklyn is facing serious charges after an altercation in a residence, according to authorities. The New York Police Department responded to a call about an alleged assault, leading to the arrest of a 29-year-old woman. She now faces homicide charges, and is likely working with her criminal defense representation in preparation for future court proceedings. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, the NYPD received a 911 call from the accused woman on Jan. 12. They proceeded to a two-storey residential home in Brooklyn, where witnesses say they had previously heard signs of domestic altercations, but had ignored them. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered a 51-year-old man suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound in his neck. Witnesses on the scene reported seeing paramedics removing the man from the residence while conducting chest compressions. 

Police confirmed the man was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The woman accused of stabbing him is the one who made the initial 911 call. She has been arrested and charged with murder. She has attested that she stabbed the man out of self-defense, as he allegedly struck her first. The police investigation is still underway. 

New York prosecutors are responsible for proving the woman wilfully attacked the man with the intent to harm him. The woman's criminal defense representation will likely work to establish that she acted in self-defense. If it proves true that the man attacked her first, the criminal charges against her could be reduced or even dropped altogether. 

Source: CBS New York, "Woman Charged After Altercation In Brooklyn Home Turns Deadly", Jan. 13, 2018

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