A 16-year-old has been sentenced to five years in a juvenile detention center for fatally stabbing her friend during a fight over sweet-and-sour sauce.
Previous online reports indicated that officers received a call about a girl seeking treatment for stab wounds at a local hospital, where the victim later pa*sed away.
Sweet-and-source sauce suspect sentenced to five years in a juvenile detention center
The suspect in the case, who has not been publicly identified, was initially charged with murder. However, in December, she accepted a manslaughter plea deal that will result in her being sent to a juvenile detention center for five years, according to WJLA.
During the suspect’s trial, a video was played showing three girls exiting a vehicle at the location of the fight. Naima Liggon, intervened to break up the fight but was stabbed in the stomach and then in the heart. During an interrogation, the suspect told investigators that the fight and stabbing had occurred over sweet-and-sour sauce.
“This was really over sweet-and-sour sauce?” Judge Andrea Hertzfeld said, according to WJLA. “It’s very hard to make sense of.”
The mother of Liggon said that her daughter and the suspect had known each other since grade school, and she didn’t understand how someone who called her daughter a “friend” could do such a heinous thing.