A New Jersey woman who allegedly fatally stabbed her identical twin sister over a friend & # 39; does not remember the fight & # 39 ;, has heard a court.
Amanda Ramirez, 27, was accused of aggravated manslaughter in stabbing Anna Ramirez, around 5:30 am on Saturday, according to the Camden county prosecutor.
Authorities believe that a love triangle has caused the deadly spit between the couple – but a third sister claims that the twins would never "fight for a man".
& # 39; They would argue like cats and dogs, but if thieves get stuck together & # 39 ;, Monika Medina (19) told The New York Post. & # 39; Amanda and Anna & # 39; s band was one of the tightest. Inseparable! & # 39;
The same witness, who has not been identified, claims that Ramirez has threatened her brothers and sisters a few moments earlier and told Anna: & # 39; Look what I am going to do & # 39;
This undated photo shows Anna and Amanda Ramirez (dressed in identical outfits) as young girls posing with their cousins
& # 39; Amanda has her own significant other. Anna had her own important other, & Medina said.
The police arrived on June 22 at 5:40 am to find Ramirez in the blood, who was said to have told the officers that she had no idea what had happened to Anna and that she had found her sister that way. .
Anna lived with her two and a half year old friend, Luis Rivera, while her sister had been in a relationship for a few years, & Medina said.
& # 39; Detectives thought this was the next big thing, & # 39; sister kills twin brother over man, & Medina added.
& # 39; We do not believe that this was a jealous act or was done (intentionally). We believe she didn't do such a thing, & Medina said, claiming that Amanda & # 39; is still in shock & # 39 ;.
Amanda Ramirez, 27, shook and cried when Superior Court Judge Edward McBride revealed that a witness heard her sister Anna scream: & # 39; Amanda, you stabbed me! & # 39;
Anna Ramirez died on Saturday evening with a deadly stab wound to the left of her chest
Ramirez's friends and family were crying after her during the hearing
Ramirez burst into tears as soon as she entered the courtroom on Thursday afternoon, chained by the wrists and ankles
The police arrived on June 22 at 5.40 am to find Ramirez in the blood, who was said to have told the officers that she had no idea what had happened to Anna and that she found her sister that way
Police documents show that officers watched a number of injuries on Ramirez's body while they interviewed her, including scratches on her face, cuts on one finger and dried blood on her ear
According to the statement, Amanda offered the police three different stories when she was interviewed at the station; first claim that she found her sister wounded but had no idea when, where or why was stabbed and by whom.
In the third review, she claimed that they had both been drinking with a family member, and when they returned to the apartment building, she slapped her sister in the face after an argument.
According to Ramirez, the sisters fought until they were on their knees, where Anna then went to get a knife from the kitchen.
She claims that Anna had come back outside and resumed the fight, with the couple in control of the blade.
Several officers filled the courtroom around Ramirez on Thursday afternoon
Ramirez claimed that she had finally disarmed her sister and then pushed the knife into the left side of her chest with self-defense.
Police documents show that officers watched a number of injuries on Ramirez's body while they interviewed her, including scratches on her face, cracks on one finger and dried blood on her ear.
Later a knife was found from the apartment of Ramirez & # 39; s family, with preliminary tests suggesting it might have had blood.
A few hours before Anna was killed, the sisters posted a photo on Facebook in which they both laughed and posed alongside two friends.
The 27-year-old then changed her story several times with the police. In the third review, she claimed that they had both been drinking at the house of a family member, and when they returned to the apartment building, she had slapped her sister's face (pictured: Ramirez is sitting with his head bowed as a prosecutor. the judge)
According to the Ramirez story, the sisters fought until they were on their knees, where Anna then went to get a knife from the kitchen (pictured next to the public defender, Igor Levenberg, left)
Claiming that Anna had come back outside, she resumed the fight, the couple struggling over control of the blade, before killing her deadly in self-defense.
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
Ramirez burst into tears when she entered the courtroom on Thursday afternoon, shocked by the wrists and ankles.
In a solemn procession accompanied by several officers, she shuffled past the sad faces of her relatives who were still crying during the hearing.
Its public defender, Igor Levenberg, said that even if the allegations are true, the state's case claims that Ramirez's actions were part of a reckless act, rather than a pre-mediated or deliberate murder.
As a result, Levenberg suggested his client should be released on house arrest, citing her further clean and unscathed criminal history.
Prosecutor Peter Gallagher argued against Judge McBride that it was actually Ramirez who took the knife from home and warned her sister & # 39; Look what I am going to do & # 39;
Later a knife was found from the apartment of Ramirez & # 39; s family, with preliminary tests that suggested that there might be blood on it
Her public defender, Igor Levenberg, argued that his client should be released for house arrest, citing her otherwise clean and unharmed criminal history
However, the judge chose prosecutors and ordered Ramirez to be detained without bail, which brought her tears out of the courtroom
When she left, her relatives shouted & # 39; love you & # 39; from the gallery, where one woman told her: & # 39; Keep your head up, sis & # 39;
He also tried to discredit the witness's claim, adding that while she witnessed much of what was happening, she actually did not witness the actual stabbing & # 39 ;.
The judge, however, chose prosecutors and ordered Ramirez to be detained without bail.
When it existed, the courtroom still hung in shackles, her relatives shouting & # 39; Love you & # 39; from the gallery, with one woman telling her & # 39; Keep your head up, sis & # 39 ;, according to NJ.com.
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