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A Jersey City woman has been charged with murder following a man’s death from injuries from a stabbing.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the woman, 28-year-old Sykirrah Kirkland, has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in connection with the death of Omar Boatwright, 29, also of Jersey City.

On February 19, at approximately 8:05 p.m., police responded to 67 Lexington Avenue in Bergen-Lafayette on reports of a fight. There they found Boatwright suffering from multiple stab wounds. Boatwright was taken to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.

On July 9, Boatwright was readmitted to the hospital to be treated for medical complications related to the stabbing. Boatwright died on Friday, July 16.

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.”

Kirkland was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday, September 14 and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending her first court appearance.