Utica woman charged with manslaughter in stabbing death

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UTICA — A Utica woman has been charged with manslaughter after stabbing her boyfriend on Dudley Avenue Wednesday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

This is the first homicide in Oneida County in 2021.

Police said Jose A. Compres-Matos, 31, of Utica, was in an argument with his girlfriend, 30-year-old Natalie Sanchez Ramirez, at a residence in the 1000 block of Dudley Ave. at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the argument turned into a physical fight and Sanchez Ramirez stabbed Compres-Matos in the chest.

Responding officers found Compres-Matos unresponsive at the bottom of a stairwell and he was rushed to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. Authorities said Compres-Matos died from his injuries shortly after arrival.

Sanchez Ramirez was taken into custody on one count of felony first-degree manslaughter, police said. She is scheduled to appear in City Court.

Police said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the dispute is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 315-223-3556.

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