Utica woman accused of fatally stabbing boyfriend during fight

A Utica woman has been charged with manslaughter after police say she fatally stabbed her boyfriend at a home on Dudley Avenue just before noon Wednesday.

Posted: Feb 18, 2021 11:22 AM
Updated: Feb 18, 2021 6:03 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – A Utica woman has been charged with manslaughter after police say she fatally stabbed her boyfriend at a home on Dudley Avenue just before noon Wednesday.

According to Utica police, 31-year-old Jose A. Compres-Matos and 30-year-old Natalie Sanchez-Ramirez were arguing inside 1021 Dudley Avenue when their fight turned physical. That’s when Sanchez Ramirez allegedly stabbed Compres-Matos in the upper chest.

Natalie Sanchez-Ramirez

Jose Compres-Matos

Police were called to the home around 11:45 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Compres-Matos suffering from a stab wound at the bottom of a stairwell. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

Sanchez-Ramirez is charged with first-degree manslaughter. She is being held at the Oneida County Correctional Facility.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, and anyone who has information about the incident should call the Major Crimes Unit at 315-223-3556.

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