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West Virginia Woman Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of Boyfriend's 20-Year-Old Daughter

Amber Wymer stands accused of stabbing her boyfriend's 20-year-old daughter, Abigail Marcinkowsky, to death during an argument.

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A West Virginia woman has been charged with first-degree murder following the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend’s daughter.

The Charleston Police Department responded to a 911 call on the evening of Jan. 5 and discovered Abigail Marcinkowsky, 20, suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to Huntington, West Virginia NBC affiliate WSAZ.

Paramedics with the Charleston Fire Department tried to save Marcinkowsky, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, Charleston ABC/Fox affiliate WCHS reported.

Amber Wymer, 41, was at the scene with blood on her hands and clothing, according to a criminal complaint viewed by WSAZ. Police allege that Wymer, who was dating the victim's father, stabbed Marcinkowsky multiple times in the neck during an argument.

Wymer allegedly admitted to stabbing Marcinkowsky, according to the criminal complaint.

“At the time the father wasn’t home," Charleston Police Chief of Detectives Lt. Tony Hazelett told WCHS. "[Wymer] really didn’t go into what the argument was about. We just know there was an argument and it had been ongoing during the evening and then unfortunately resulted in the death of Ms. Marcinkowsky."

A police handout of Amber Wymer

Police said the two women shared a home with Marcinkowsky’s father.

Marcinkowsky’s friends are shocked and saddened by her death, and held a vigil and released balloons in her honor on Friday, Charleston CBS affiliate WOWK reported.

“My stomach has been in knots since this morning, and I still can’t get past it, and this is going to be something that is going to take a long time for me to get over,” Tasha Mack told WOWK. “You don’t find friends in life like that all the time and now she’s been taken away.”

Friends at the vigil told the station that Marcinkowsky was kind, thoughtful and always smiling.

“The most cheerful person, she always had a smile, she wanted to make everybody happy,” Mika Vickers said.

“She was always a kind person, always the one you could talk to, always the one you could get something off your chest, and she would take that weight off your shoulders and carry it with her,” Jordan Hermansdorfer said.

Wymer is currently being held without bond in the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston.