CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden woman accused of stabbing her identical twin sister to death during a drunk altercation on an East Camden street has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge.
Amanda Ramirez, 27, entered a guilty plea to second-degree manslaughter Thursday in the killing of Anna Ramirez. She could face up to 10 years in state prison at her sentencing hearing on Nov. 15.
Ramirez first denied stabbing her sister during the early morning hours of June 22 at the Centennial Village apartments. She would later admit to the stabbing but claimed it was in self-defense, telling investigators that her sister came at her with a knife.
At the court hearing, Ramirez said she could not remember what led to the fight because it followed a night of heavy drinking.
On the morning of the incident, the Camden County Police Department responded to reports of a woman who was stabbed near the apartment complex. Upon arrival to the 1200 block of East State Street around 5:30 a.m., police found Anna Ramirez laying on the ground, unconscious due to injuries, and Amanda Ramirez outside of her apartment. Anna Ramirez died from her injuries a short time later at Cooper University Hospital.
Authorities determined during an investigation that Amanda Ramirez stabbed her sister during an altercation.
There is no agreed-upon recommendation for Amanda Ramirez's sentence. The exact length of the sentence will be determined by the Honorable Judge Edward J. McBride.