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Newark woman pleads not guilty to fatally stabbing boyfriend during Xbox dispute

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Aisha Barr (Essex County Correctional Facility)

Aisha Barr (Essex County Correctional Facility)

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend during a dispute over their Xbox console has pleaded not guilty to aggravated manslaughter.

NJ.com reports that 28-year-old Aisha Barr entered her plea Tuesday during a brief appearance in state Superior Court in Essex County. She remains jailed on $500,000 bail and wasn’t available for comment.

Authorities say Barr stabbed her 26-year-old boyfriend, Christopher Greene, at their Newark home May 31.

According to police reports, the couple began arguing over Xbox and the dispute turned physical. Authorities say Barr grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Greene in the chest. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The specifics of the argument weren’t immediately clear.

The homicide was the 36th of the year in Newark.