Woman convicted in stabbing death of neighbor

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Schenectady woman accused of stabbing her neighbor to death in a dispute over loud music has been convicted of 1st-Degree manslaughter.

27-year-old Tina Karuzas is charged with first degree manslaughter. She was accused of stabbing her neighbor to death in December 2011.

Police say Karuzas, who lived on the second floor, and the victim, Latoya Ebron, who lived on the first floor, were arguing over Karuzas playing loud music. The victim allegedly asked Karuzas to turn down her music because she was trying to put her kids to bed, and when the music did not lower the intensity of the fight stared to escalate and resulted in the stabbing.

Responding officers arrived to find Ebron with a stab wound to the mid-section. She was taken to Albany Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

A knife was recovered at the scene.

Karuzas now faces up to 25 years in prison. She is set to be sentenced in January.

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