Twins Smiled in Photo Posted at 3am. One Was Soon Dead

Amanda Ramirez, 27, charged with aggravated manslaughter in death of Anna Ramirez
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2019 11:25 AM CDT
Updated Jun 30, 2019 10:28 AM CDT
Cops: Twin Charged in Sister's Death Told Us 3 Stories
Anna Ramirez.   (GoFundMe)

A New Jersey woman is dead, and her identical twin stands accused of killing her. Amanda Ramirez, 27, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Anna Ramirez—a death that came just hours after Anna posted a photo of the twins smiling among friends on Facebook at 3:43am Saturday, reports the New York Post. Initial reports gave little in the way of details or alleged motive, but a probable cause statement released Tuesday by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office fills in some of the blanks: Police arrived at a gated apartment complex in Camden at 5:39am to find Anna on the ground with a chest wound; she died within the hour. Police say they observed bloody footprints outside Amanda's apartment, noted blood on her, and took her to the station—where they say they were told three different stories, reports

The Washington Post cites the probable cause statement in reporting that in Amanda's original telling, she collected her twin from a main road in town and an argument followed; back at the apartment, she says Anna collapsed, bleeding. Eventually, Amanda accused her sister of going after her on the way home from a relative's house, hitting her in the face. She alleged that her sister's blow eventually took her to the ground and that Anna went inside to grab a knife. "Amanda Ramirez stated she struggled with her sister for control of the knife and she ultimately stabbed her sister in the chest." Police observed cuts and scratches on Amanda's face and hands. A GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to cover Anna's funeral costs notes she leaves behind three girls. (This woman was also accused of killing her identical twin.)

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