Woman charged in cousin's homicide: police

Aimee Ambrose
York Dispatch

A woman has been accused of stabbing her cousin to death over Christmas weekend.

Ninoska Santos-Cruz, 23, faces homicide charges after she was arrested by York City Police on Wednesday, the department said.

Ninoska Santos-Cruz

Santos-Cruz is accused of killing Joselito Pagan-Ocasio, 36, on Sunday night. He was found dead in a home in the 300 block of East King Street around 11:30 p.m. An autopsy determined he died from stabbing injuries, according to the statement.

Police identified Pagan-Ocasio as Santos-Cruz’s cousin in the statement.

Santos-Cruz was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Lindy Lane Sweeney and committed to York County Prison without bail, according to online court records. 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12 before District Judge Ronald Haskell Jr.

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— Aimee Ambrose can be reached at aambrose@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter: @aimee_TYD.