Whether the stabbing death of Kamisha Richards, 22, can be blamed on the age old maxim that loaning money between friends never ends well or whether the young woman and her best friend, Kayla Henriques, 18, who stabbed her, can be seen as a new example of how over sharing on Facebook can lead to tragedy, is hard to say. NYPD arrested Henriques early Tuesday and charged her with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. They still aren’t sure what happened between the two young women.
“We cannot comment on what is going on in the investigation,” a New York Police Department spokeswoman told AOL News today. However, Facebook and text exchanges made public by AOL and the New York Times seem to indicate that the conflict began over a twenty dollar loan from Richards to Henriques that was supposed to go for diapers for Henriques’ eleven month old child. The loan was evidently not used for the diapers and milk it was meant to buy, which upset Richards. Soon the conflict had leaked into the young womens’ Facebook pages.
At 5:44 p.m. on Sunday, Richards wrote that this would be “the last time u will con me into giving u money.” Ten minutes later Henriques replied, “Dnt try to expose me mama but I’m not tha type to thug it ova facebook see u wen u get frm wrk.”
According to friends and family small loans between the two were common place and Richards hadn’t really taken the argument seriously. But when the two met in person to discuss the problem it apparently devolved into the fatal stabbing.