1. A 14-year-old girl has been sentenced for murdering her best friend at a sleepover.
The unnamed girl from Fort Worth, Texas was sentenced for the death of Nylah Lightfoot, who was stabbed in the neck at an apartment complex in May 2018, Fox News reported.
Four friends were at the sleepover which followed a day of dancing and a pool party, but at 3.30am the accused decided she wanted to go home.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported an argument ensued and Nylah followed her and they fought outside the accused’s apartment. The girl testified she went inside and and retrieved a kitchen knife which she used to stab Nylah.
The accused told the court she couldn’t believe what had happened.
“[Nylah] walked up on me and said ‘stick me, stick me, I want to die anyways’,” the accused girl testified. “She ran up on me and she swung at me and I reacted. My intent was never to harm her. She was my friend.”
“I stabbed her and I made the worst mistake of my life,” she said. “I wish I had been thinking clearly at the time. I pulled it out instantly and tried to stop her from running.”
The defendant will remain in juvenile detention until she is 19, then she will be transferred to prison to finish out her sentence.
2. Designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85.
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Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, French media reports.
He enjoyed the stature of a god among mortals in the world of fashion, where he stayed on top for well over half of a century and up to his death, at an age almost nobody apart from himself knew with to-the-day precision.
The German designer was best known for his association with France’s Chanel, dating back to 1983. The brand, the legend now goes, risked becoming the preserve of monied grannies before he arrived, slashing hemlines and adding glitz to the prim tweed suits of what is now one of the world’s most valuable couture houses.