FREEPORT, Long Island (PIX11) — A 16-year-old girl was arrested after a verbal altercation with a 17-year-old turned deadly Saturday evening, authorities said.
Jasmine Copeland, 16, was allegedly arguing with three girls — ages 9, 16 and 17 — in front of her Freeport home at 8:10 p.m. The verbal argument quickly turned physical when Copeland allegedly stabbed the 16-year-old in the chest, authorities said.
She then allegedly stabbed the 17-year-old, later identified as Abigail Thomas, in the lower back, causing a severe laceration. The 9-year-old was left unharmed and later released to a guardian.
The teenage girls were rushed to the hospital where Thomas was pronounced dead. The 16-year-old victim was treated and later released.
Copeland faces charges of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault. She was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead Sunday.