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Criminal defense: Woman charged with manslaughter in New York

| May 7, 2020 | Criminal Defense

A woman in Brooklyn who is believed to have stabbed another woman to death has been apprehended, according to local sources. The 20-year-old woman was tracked down by a joint task force led by New York State police and now faces a manslaughter charge. She is currently awaiting arraignment in a Brooklyn criminal court, and it is unclear whether she has retained criminal defense counsel. 

According to the report filed by police, it appears the 20-year-old woman is believed to have stabbed a 21-year-old mother of two on March 26. The victim was visiting a male friend at the time, but when questioned, the man was unable to provide police a clear depiction of what had happened. The victim’s mother mentioned that her daughter and the alleged assailant had argued earlier in the day, but she could not say what caused the argument. 

The accused woman reportedly fled the area some 150 miles northwest to an apartment complex in Johnson City. Police caught up with her there and arrested her on a manslaughter charge as well as criminal possession of a weapon. They have been unable to ascertain a motive for the alleged attack. 

If this woman is found guilty of the charges filed against her, she could face jail time. This is why it is so important that she be represented by a criminal defense attorney who can objectively review the facts of the case in an effort to build a compelling defense against the charges. The burden of proof in this case lies with New York prosecutors, who must provide evidence beyond reasonable doubt that the accused woman was responsible for the other woman’s death.