18-year-old student stabbed to death by teen girl after arguing about a boy on social media
The high school student has been detained until her hearing which is scheduled to happen sometime next week
A teenager from Texas fatally stabbed another girl just weeks after the two were arguing on social media. 18-year-old Kaitlin Leonor Castilleja was stabbed to death by another student on Friday at around 1 am.
According to San Antonio, the authorities shared that Castilleja was fatally stabbed when she was confronted by 18-year-old Vivian Foster and a 16-year-old high school student outside the teenager's home. The police revealed that it was while the teenagers were arguing that Castilleja and Foster were stabbed by the high school student. Kaitlin was mortally wounded in the attack while Vivian received superficial cuts. The argument was reportedly over a boy.
Post the attack, the high school student called the authorities and said that she had been assaulted in her driveway when she had returned from work. She also stated that Foster and Castilleja had been sending her messages on social media "stating they want to fight her." Castilleja was declared dead at around 2 am while in the hospital and she along with Foster had told the police that they were "stabbed after 'jumping' a girl at her house."
The two girls knew the high school student as they attended James Madison High School together. The 16-year-old is still a student while the two older girls had graduated in 2018. When the authorities showed up at the accused's house, they discovered the murder weapon, as stated by the preliminary police report. The high school student was then arrested and charged with homicide. She was also booked into a juvenile detention facility.
According to Castilleja's aunt, Kaitlin and the anonymous high school student had been arguing and were feuding on social media much before the murder actually took place. As reported by WCVB, Marie Fernandez shared that Kaitlin "isn't able to give you her side of the story, but it's been ongoing bullying on both sides. There's so many factors that have contributed to this, and at the end of the day, whether it was wrong, in all aspects my niece had no intentions of hurting anyone."
Fernandez also shared with the San Antonio Express-News that Castilleja and the high school student were reportedly fighting over Castilleja's former boyfriend and that her niece was "lured" to the house and "had no chance."The high school student has been detained until her hearing which is likely to happen next week. According to KENS 5, the San Antonio police are currently continuing to investigate the incident as a homicide.