A New Jersey woman accused of killing her identical twin sister on Saturday changed her story several times, according to police documents.
Amanda Ramirez, 27, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the fatal assassination of her identical twin, Anna Ramirez, at around 8.30 am on Saturday at the Centennial Village Apartments complex on the 1200 block of East State Street, according to the Camden County prosecutor .
Anna was found on the floor and hurried to Cooper University Hospital, where she was declared dead after about 40 minutes.
According to a probable cause explanation, Amanda gave different versions of events, eventually claiming that she stabbed Anna in self-defense after her twin came to her with a knife.
Amanda Ramirez, 27 (left), is accused of aggravated manslaughter in the fatal downing of her identical twin sister, Anna Ramirez (right)
Camden County Police responded Saturday at the 1200 block of East State Street at the Centennial Village Apartments to reports from an unconscious woman around 5.40 am.
This undated photo shows Anna and Amanda Ramirez (dressed in identical outfits) as young girls posing with their cousins
The statement delivered by the prosecutor's office of the Camden district on Tuesday afternoon and seen through NJ.com, describes bloody footprints that lead to the apartment of Amanda Ramirez, where the police found the suspect in front of her door with blood on her clothes.
According to the statement, Amanda offered the police three different stories when she was interviewed at the station; first claim she found her sister injured, but had no idea when, where or why it was stung and by whom.
Facebook photos show Anna in June (left) and 2018 (right). Her obituary said she was a nurse who had enjoyed family dinners and hanging out with her sisters every week & # 39;
But in the end, Amanda made a statement saying that the couple had had a fight that became violent, with the twins struggling over the knife that ended up in Anna & # 39; s chest.
She claims that she, Anna, and a friend left a relative's house in the early hours of Saturday morning and returned to Amanda's Centennial Village apartment, where Anna started a fight by slapping her in the face.
& # 39; Amanda Ramirez stated that she and her sister had alternated multiple strokes and that she (Amanda Ramirez) eventually landed on her knees & # 39 ;, said NJ.com statement.
& # 39; She claimed that her sister then went to the house, picked up a knife and approached her waving the knife.
& # 39; Amanda Ramirez stated that she was having trouble operating the knife with her sister, and finally she stabbed her sister in the chest. & # 39;
The statement also says that Amanda had multiple injuries, including scratches on her face and head, cuts on her left index finger, and dried blood in her ear.
Amanda said she couldn't remember where the gun was, but the police later found a kitchen knife in her apartment that was positive for blood for the time being.
Less than two hours before the 27-year-old mother of three was found stabbed to death, she shared a photo on social media in which she spent her time with her twin sister.
On Saturday at 3.43 a.m. Anna shared a photo on her Facebook page in which she saw her crawling into glasses with Amanda, their female cousin and a young man.
In the image Amanda and Anna smile and seem cheerful.
& # 39; You know the atmosphere & # 39 ;, Anna wrote in the caption of what would become her very last post.
These photos taken less than two hours before the death of Anna Ramirez (27) show that she spends time with her twin sister, Amanda, a cousin and a friend. Anna wears her long black hair down, while Amanda lets her hair slide forward
Just before 4 o'clock the cousin of the Ramirez sisters shared a very short video on her own Facebook page in which she saw her sitting on a sidewalk with the twins and the same spectacled man who has his arm around Amanda.
All four see them in a jovial mood and stick their tongue out in front of the camera in the 2-second clip.
Less than two hours after the photo and video were uploaded on Facebook, Anna was found dead.
Authorities have not released a motive in the attack and officials say the investigation is ongoing.
The Ramirez family gathered on 14 June to celebrate their sister's graduation (shown in a yellow dress). Amanda is pictured with a toddler in her arms. Her twin sister is the second from the right
This undated photo shows Anna (left) and Amanda (right) with their female cousin in the middle
Loved ones posted on her Facebook page expressed disbelief at her death, where a person said she prayed for her sister that the alleged sting was wrong
Amanda Ramirez is being held at the Correctional Facility in Camden County pending a provisional detention to determine if she will be allowed to place a bond.
A photo shared on a Facebook account is probably that of the suspect Amanda shows in June 2018, with a little girl in her arms.
The public prosecutor did not report that Amanda was charged until Monday.
A GoFundMe page was created on Tuesday and searches for funeral costs for Anna Ramirez. The page was created by Betzaida Nieves together with her cousin Evy, who according to her is the victim's mother. The page reads:
& # 39; It is with great pain, sorrow and heartache that we must announce the premature death of our beloved Anna Ramirez. God blessed our family with the life of Anna on January 8, 1992. He became beautiful and loved. She was a complete joy and one of the greatest gifts we have ever received.
& # 39; Unfortunately, it was taken from us too quickly. On June 22, 2019, our family suffered a major loss. Anna leaves behind 3 beautiful daughters with a mother with a broken heart and a family who adored her. She was known and loved by her peers, her modest attitude, kindness and willingness to give with a pure heart showed her true beauty.
& # 39; This is an extremely painful and unexpected tragedy. We humbly stretch out and ask for help to let our beloved family member rest. Although it is our real wish to have her with us, the realization that this is impossible has been arranged. & # 39;
According to Anna & # 39; s online obituary, she was a & # 39; dedicated mother & # 39; from three daughters.
A GoFundMe page designed to help funeral expenses, described her death as an & # 39; extremely painful and unexpected tragedy &, saying that Anna & # 39; was known and loved by her peers and that she & # 39; humble attitude, kindness and willingness to give with a pure heart & # 39 ;.
The page said the victim was left behind & a mother with a broken heart and a family who worshiped her & # 39 ;.
There are three other sisters in her family except the twins.
The website says that Anna & # 39; has worked in the medical field for many years as a certified nurse assistant & # 39 ;.
She & # 39; enjoyed family dinners and weekly time to hang out with her sisters & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We humbly stretch out and ask for help to rest our beloved family member & # 39 ;, the page continued.
& # 39; We ask that if you cannot donate, you can share it with someone who can. God bless you all and on behalf of her family we send our gratitude. & # 39;
Her funeral will take place on Thursday in Pennsauken.
Loved ones who post on her Facebook page expressed disbelief at her death.
One person wrote: & # 39; Rip Anna, my prayers are with your children and family. This is just disturbing. I pray for you and your sisters for these baby girls. I pray for your sister. This is not right.
According to the Camden County prosecutor, Anna & # 39; s was the 18th victim of the city murder this year.
Law enforcement, pictured in the vicinity of the crime scene, has not released any details about the motif in the stabbing
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