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USA. Murder of a 16-year-old outside a restaurant after an argument over gravy. Another 16-year-old with allegations

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A late-night fight between teenagers outside a restaurant of a popular chain in Washington ended with the death of one of them. According to the detective investigating the case, the reason for the brawl was “sweet and sour sauce”, the media reported. A 16-year-old girl has been charged with murder with a knife.

Naima Liggon, 16, of Waldorf, Maryland, was stabbed to death outside a popular fast food restaurant in the US capital. According to the Washington Post, the incident happened last weekend around 2 a.m. in a part of the city full of “bustling nightclubs.” “This senseless loss has affected our family, friends and our community. Naima will never attend her prom or graduation ceremony. We will not see her graduate, marry, raise children,” CBS quoted the victim’s family as saying.

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Washington. Girls fighting in front of a restaurant

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The Washington Post cites Detective Brendan Jasper’s testimony before the District Court Colombia (the formal name of the area that includes the city of Washington). He testified that the stabbing was the result of an argument between three girls standing in front of a popular fast food restaurant less than 2 miles from the White House. It was about the “sweet and sour sauce” they were served. Liggon, along with another girl, began beating a third teenage girl who, according to surveillance footage, initially did not resist. However, when Liggon and her friend tried to get into the car, the girl “plunged” at Liggon with a 19-centimeter knife, stabbing her in the chest and abdomen, the detective testified to the Washington Post. She was taken to the hospital, where doctors could only pronounce her dead.

The 16-year-old, whose identity has not been released, has already been charged with second-degree manslaughter (intentional but unplanned). The girl pleads not guilty. Her lawyer argued that she had acted in self-defense during a fight started by the other two girls. The prosecution, however, thinks otherwise. “She was the only person who used a knife during the fight,” Prosecutor Priscilla Guerrero said in support of the allegation.

Liggon was a student at Thomas Stone High School in Charles County, Maryland, which borders the capital. The principal, in a letter to parents and staff, called her killing a “heartbreaking tragic moment” for the school community. He also announced psychological support for students.

The Washington Post points out that the murdered teenager was the 13th person under the age of 18 killed in Washington this year, while the attacker is another of hundreds of cases where minors have been accused of committing a violent crime.

SEE ALSO: Media: The driver who fatally hit a 17-year-old was shot by his father

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