Judith E. Scott-Booker, 41, and her teenage daughter are charged with attacking another local mom and daughter with steak knives in a dispute fueled by disparaging comments posted on the popular social networking site, Facebook!
At 11:21 p.m. Sept. 3, police rushed to a cul-de-sac where they found several women battered and bleeding.
Scott-Booker is accused of stabbing 39-year-old Tiffany Scott nearly a half dozen times, including once in the back on her neck near a major artery.
Brianna Smith is charged with repeatedly punching and hitting Scott’s daughter, Natia Robinson, also 18, as well as placing a knife against the teen’s wrist. Robinson was not stabbed.
She said the dispute began after another girl called Brianna Smith’s newborn baby daughter “ugly” in a Facebook post. Smith accused Robinson of being behind the critical post. The teens’ mothers became involved, and Tiffany Scott said she invited the defendants over to her townhouse that night to check Robinson’s laptop to prove her innocence.
Instead of ending the dispute, Tiffany Scott said it escalated when Brianna Smith became physically violent. Tiffany Scott said she ordered the mother and daughter out of her home, but 15 minutes later, Scott-Booker is accused of attacking the other mother as she walked outside toward her car. The two 18-year-old daughters also became involved.
“I didn’t even know I had been stabbed until I was back inside my house. There was blood everywhere,” Tiffany Scott said Monday.
The families both live in the Briarcliff townhouse subdivision but knew each other for years after the two girls became friends in the fourth grade in Carol Stream. Tiffany Scott said she moved into the Wheaton cul-de-sac about six years ago, while Scott-Booker moved there just two days before the stabbing.
“I could have died. I keep playing it back in my head. This is someone who has followed me around and for years tried to befriend me,” Scott said. “I still don’t understand why she did this. She’s toxic.”
Brianna Smith could not be reached Monday for comment. In Facebook postings hours after the Sept. 3 knife attack, she accused a cane-toting Tiffany Scott and her daughter of instigating the confrontation when appearing at her doorstep.
Smith apologized that someone was hurt but said “that’s the price we all pay when we play silly games,” according to her Facebook page.
Judith has spent more than two weeks locked up, after she was charged with felony aggravated battery. A judge last week declined to lower the woman’s $75,000 bond. She is due back in court Sept. 27.
As for Tiffany Scott, she said she is preparing to move to avoid future confrontations. She also isn’t encouraging her daughter to make any more online “friends.”
“I hate Facebook,” she said.
She hates facebook and I hate crazy “A”zz people who can’t control their emotions. Seriously… if your baby is ugly it’s ugly. Don’t post pictures and then get mad when people don’t call him cute! SMH.
This could have all been avoided.
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