The fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old girl as she left a McDonald’s on 14th Street NW early Sunday stemmed from an argument over sweet and sour sauce, prosecutors said.
Naima Liggon, of Waldorf, Maryland, was with four people who went to a rec center in Oxon Hill and then to a party in D.C., prosecutors said. They then went to McDonald at 14th and U streets, got food, and left the restaurant when the dispute took place in a car and Naima was stabbed twice about 2 a.m.
Naima was driven to Howard University Hospital where she died from her injuries, police said.
The suspect, a 16-year-old girl from Waldorf, was found a block away, prosecutors said.
Her defense said she pulled the knife in self-defense, saying Naima and another person jumped her.
The suspect is charged with with second-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill, aggravated assault, felony assault and carrying a dangerous weapon.
Naima was a student at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf. Her mother said she was an amazing daughter, sister and friend.
A curfew for minors aged 16 and younger starts in the District on Friday.
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