Crime

Nampa woman accused of stabbing man in the legs during early morning altercation

Ashley Miranda Zuniga, 23, was booked into the Canyon County jail on a felony aggravated battery charge after stabbing a man, according to a Canyon County news release.

The 39-year-old victim went to the emergency room at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, and Canyon County sheriff's deputies were called to the scene about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say the man was stabbed repeatedly in the legs at a residence in the 4500 block of West Ustick Road, and Zuniga was identified as the suspect in the case.

Deputies located Zuinga driving in the area a short time later and pulled her over, according to the news release. Another woman in the vehicle, Jennifer Mari Scaramuzzi, 36, was charged with drug and paraphernalia possession, and investigators arrested two other people on outstanding warrants, according to the news release.

The victim was treated and released, the sheriff's office reports.

In 2015, Zuniga was questioned by Nampa Police regarding the suspected murder of Jose Corona. On March 8, 2015, Corona, 26, was shot multiple times and found dead, lying next to a curb in the 400 block of First Street North in Nampa.

Zuniga was never charged in connection to the death and Corona’s killing remains unsolved. Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha said Tuesday that the case was still under investigation and there were no new suspects.

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