From Left to Right: Victim Kamisha Richards & Suspect Kayla Henriques
A young Brooklyn woman was apparently stabbed to death by a Facebook friend late Monday evening over a $20 loan.
Police say Kamisha Richards, 22, was stabbed at 1220 Sutter Avenue in the Cypress Hill Houses public housing project in East New York. She died at Brookdale Hospital.
Police arrested Kayla Henriques, 18, of Sutter Ave. on Tuesday to face murder charges. She is reportedly the girlfriend of the victim’s brother. Henriques is the mother of an 11-month-old boy and lives in the same housing complex as the victim.
NYPD sources confirmed to MyFoxNY.com that the motive for the murder was an argument over a loan.
The Daily News reported that it was $20 to buy diapers. The paper claimedRichards had recently loaned Henriques the cash and became angry after learning the money was spent on things other than diapers. Police dispute the diaper connection.
Richards was a 2010 graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, according to her Facebook profile. The suspect, Kayla Henriques, was listed as one of her Facebook friends on her profile.
On Sunday night, Richards and Henriques had gotten into a heated war-of-words on Facebook, according to the NY Post.