Jury finds Redwood City man sane, guilty in domestic-violence killing of ex-girlfriend

Anthony Kirincic, 22, is suspected in a fatal stabbing.

REDWOOD CITY — A jury on Tuesday needed just two hours to determine that a Redwood City man was sane when he stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in 2015, solidifying a first-degree murder conviction that was handed out last week.

Anthony Kirincic, 22, is suspected in a fatal stabbing.

One week after Anthony Paul Kirincic was convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 34-year-old Colleen Straw in 2015, a jury rejected clams he was not guilty by reason of insanity, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Kirincic, who is scheduled to be sentenced April 26, is looking at 26 years to life in prison, according to prosecutors.

In July, before the trial started, Kirincic entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, according to prosecutors. Before determining Kirincic’s insanity plea, they were required to first determine his guilt in the killing.

On March 7, following a 13-day trial, the jury found Kirincic guilty of first-degree murder.

The verdict occurred about two-and-a-half years after the death of Straw, who was stabbed to death Nov. 28, 2015 inside her home in the 1500 block of B Street in San Mateo. On the day she died, Straw called police around noon to report that she had been stabbed. Paramedics found Straw critically injured from several stab wounds, and despite their best efforts were unable to save her.

Police immediately began searching for Kirincic, who just one week earlier had been released from jail stemming from a domestic violence conviction for punching Straw in the face. Kirincic pleaded no contest to assault charges and served half of a 120-day jail sentence. A judge ordered him to have no contact with Straw.

Following a two-day manhunt, police tracked Kirincic to his mother’s home on Massachusetts Avenue in Redwood City and arrested him after a two-hour …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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