A 16-year-old girl tragically lost her life after a fight over sweet and sour sauce at a Maryland McDonald’s ended in a fatal stabbing. Naima Liggon of Waldorf went to her local restaurant on the morning of Sunday, August 27. Sadly, she never made it home.
- Liggon picked up her food around 2 a.m. Metropolitan Police said in a statement that Liggon headed to the McDonald’s location in an area of the town with a busy nightlife in the early hours of the morning. There, she got into an argument with another teen.
- The argument between Liggon and the other teenager soon turned violent. The “argument over sweet and sour sauce” ended with Liggon being stabbed twice and having to be rushed to hospital, where she died of her injuries.
- Both Liggon and the girl who stabbed her knew one another. WTOP revealed the fact that came to light at an initial hearing held on Monday, August 28, one of which was that the girls were part of the same friend group. That group of five had met up at Birchwood Recreation in Oxon Hill on Saturday before coming to the District to attend a party together.
- The fight broke out outside the McDonald’s. Per The Washington Post, after picking up their food, Liggon and the other girl began fighting over sweet and sour sauce in front of the restaurant. It’s claimed that Liggon and another girl in the group started to beat a 16-year-old who then retaliated by grabbing Liggon as she got into a car.
- Liggon was stabbed in her chest and abdomen. The girl who stabbed her is said to have used a seven-and-a-half-inch pocketknife, which was still on her person when she was arrested and charged.
- The suspect features a long list of charges. Those charges include second-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill, felony assault, aggravated assault, and carrying a dangerous weapon. She’s said to have pleaded “not involved” in court, with her defense attorney insisting that she acted in self-defense. Prosecutors disagree and claim the fight was over when the stabbing occurred.
- This was a senseless and completely avoidable killing. D.C. Superior Court Judge Sherri Beatty-Arthur said, per the Washington Post: “At the end of the day, someone is dead over a dispute over sauce.” The suspect who stabbed Naima Liggon hasn’t been named publicly due to her age.