(CMR) A 16-year-old girl was killed by another in a dispute over sauce outside a McDonald's in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, police said.
Naima Liggon, of Waldorf, Maryland, was transported to a hospital in a private vehicle, police said. Officers responded to the hospital just after 2 a.m. on a report of a teen girl with stab wounds, and despite life-saving efforts, she died.
A 16-year-old girl, also of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill, aggravated assault, felony assault, and carrying a dangerous weapon.
The teen appeared at a hearing Monday in D.C. Superior Court, and Detective Brendan Jasper testified that Liggon was stabbed in an argument over “sweet-and-sour sauce” outside the McDonald’s just after 2 a.m., The Washington Post reported.
Liggon and another girl reportedly began hitting the 16-year-old suspect, who lunged at Liggon with a seven 1/2-inch pocketknife, hitting her in the chest and abdomen, he testified.
The teen pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense in the dispute started by the others.
“At the end of the day, someone is dead over a dispute over sauce,” D.C. Superior Court Judge Sherri Beatty-Arthur said, according to the outlet.
A curfew for youth in some regions of Washington, D.C., will start Friday in a city effort to buckle down on violent juvenile crime, NBC News reported. Under the curfew, children 16 and younger must be off the streets from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and midnight to 6 a.m. on weekends. The curfew plans were in place before the stabbing.