The suspect entered a plea of not involved — the juvenile version of not guilty — on the grounds that the killing was in self-defense. At a hearing on Monday, Detective Brendon Jasper testified that Liggon and her friend initiated the fight. Security footage apparently shows that the accused did not defend herself at first, but that she later stabbed Liggon as she attempted to get into a car. The prosecution team is countering the self-defense argument by stating that the accused was the only person carrying a weapon at the time the argument took place, and indeed, she was reportedly still carrying the knife at the time of the arrest.
At present, the suspect is still in custody pending a hearing on Friday. No matter the outcome, lives have been altered — and one ended forever. As D.C. Superior Court Judge Sherri Beatty-Arthur put it, “At the end of the day, someone is dead over a dispute over sauce” (per The Washington Post).