If you haven’t performed the rope-a-dope boxing technique against the air in total frustration since Tae Bo days the following news story should surely do the trick.
Authorities in Chicago say a fatal shooting was the culmination of a Facebook fight between two women.
Khalila Southall, 30, is accused of shooting former childhood friend Lakeisha Tate, 28 at a gas station located on the city’s West Side. Prosecutors say the murder may have been over misspelled words on Facebook.
According to prosecutors:
On Aug. 26 at 1 p.m., Tate went with her uncle to a nearby Citgo gas station in the 3300 block of West Harrison Street and Southall confronted her in the doorway of the gas station. The two began fighting, and Southall pulled a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun on Tate and shot her in her leg and chest.
Southall fled to Minnesota after the shooting, and Martinez said she was told her daughter was holding Southall’s ID in her hands when responders reached the scene.
The 28-year-old was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital the next morning.
Police found Southall’s ID. They also found the weapon used to kill Tate and a red dress they said Southall was wearing during the shooting at Tate’s boyfriend’s house, Assistant State’s Attorney Joe Crocker said.
Police found Southall in Rochester, Minn., on Sept. 5, when she was arrested in an unrelated incident there.
After her arrest, Southall told authorities she and Tate “had a previous argument on Facebook and that she and the victim did not like each other,” Crocker said.
According to family, Southall had written a message to Tate’s older sister as well as her uncle, criticizing the two for misspelling words in message posts.
Martinez said Tate replied to Southall, telling her she was insulting her uncle over something that ultimately did not matter. That sparked a trash-talking exchange between Southall and the Tate sisters. Initially, the two took the back-and-forth as a joke, Martinez said.
“They were laughing, like ‘this girl is crazy,’” she said.
The sisters ended the conversation after Southall allegedly threatened Tate, saying she planned on “burying [her] ass,” Martinez said.
Family said no one heard anything from Southall for weeks, and then the shooting happened.
Martinez said she believes Southall, who prosecutors said previously has been convicted on a drug charge, may have been under the influence when she killed her daughter.