The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has arrested a 28-year-old woman after a man died as a result of injuries he sustained from a stabbing in Jersey City. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez says Sykirrah Kirkland, of Jersey City, is charged with murder a crime of the first degree, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, a crime of the third degree, and unlawful possession of a weapon, a crime of the fourth degree.
Kirkland was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending her first court appearance.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at approximately 8:05 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to 67 Lexington Avenue on reports of a fight. Responding officers located a man – later identified as 29-year old Omar Boatwright of Jersey City – with multiple stab wounds. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center. On Saturday, July 9, 2022, Boatwright was readmitted to the hospital to be treated for complications relating to injuries from the stabbing and died on Friday, July 16, 2022.
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.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.