A 22-year-old Brooklyn woman was stabbed to death in a Brooklyn housing project Monday night (Feb 28), during an argument over $20 she lent to her boyfriend’s sister to buy Pampers, according to police and relatives at the scene.
Kamisha Richards was knifed once in the chest in the Cypress Hills Houses on Sutter Ave. in East New York about 10:35 p.m, officials said.
A relative of the boyfriend’s said she returned home from work and found Richards “going down slowly.” “She wasn’t panicking,” the relative said. “She was calm. I called the ambulance and put pressure on (the wound). I did everything I could to try to save the girl.”
Richards was pronounced dead on arrival at Brookldale University Hospital.
Richards’ friends and relatives said the victim had recently lent the sister $20 to buy disposable diapers and milk for the sister’s baby, then got angry when she found out the woman spent the money on other things.
“My daughter takes care of the whole family there,” Richards’ father said. “(The sister) had a baby recently. My daughter gave her $20 to go buy some milk and Pampers. She went and spent the money on something else. They argued about it. … She waited for her to come home from work, and did her.”
A relative of the sister’s who did not want her name published said the woman acted in self-defense.
“She said she didn’t mean to do it,” the woman said. “They were arguing. Kamisha tried to stab her with scissors, and it was self-defense. She said that she came at her and she had to do it. She was sorry. That’s all she kept saying, that it wasn’t supposed to be like this.”
The boyfriend, according to the relative, is “devastated.”
“He was just crying, asking why,” the relative said. “We were all crying. Kamisha was like my sister.