Another day another ‘facebook‘ related murder!
Meet 30 year-old?Khalila Southall aka ‘Chaos’. ?Southall reportedly?killed another woman at a Chigago gas station last month after the two had a fight on Facebook.
Wasn’t it just a lil while ago that a jealous boyfriend killed a man for commenting on his girlfriend’s facebook photo?
Now may be the perfect time to go through your facebook list and vet out a few folks…
Details about this most recent ‘facebook fail’ below…
She allegedly admitted to Chicago police that she and Tate had an argument on Facebook and “did not like each other.”
Tate’s mother, Elaynoria Martinez, said the 30-year-old Southall grew up alongside her slain daughter in Chicago’s LeClaire Courts projects on the city’s Southwest side.
Southall was nicknamed “Chaos,” because chaos always seemed to surround her, Martinez said. She struggled with drugs and was homeless for a while, and Martinez said her two daughters ? Lakeisha and Myree ? looked out for her.
“She would come over constantly,” Martinez said. “They’d let her spend nights. They’d help her out, feed her, so they had a close relationship. They used to call each other sisters.”
That was several years ago and apparently Lakeisha and Southall had fallen out of touch as they grew up.
Lakeisha Tate and her 9 year-old daughter.
Lakeisha Tate’s family still say they were in disbelief that Southall could kill her though, and they found it even harder to believe when prosecutors said the slaying stemmed from an argument the pair had on Facebook, which may have? began over a misspelled word.
According to prosecutors:
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.
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.(source)
Citgo gas station employees who witnessed the shooting said they believed Southall confronted Tate about a man the two were involved with, but family members dismissed that claim as untrue.
Martinez, Tate’s mother, said she plans to go to each court date because maybe then she will find out exactly what Southall was thinking when she allegedly pulled that trigger. Still, she said it is hard personally knowing her daughter’s killer.
“I’d rather it have been a stranger,” she said.
Killed over a misspelled word?? How senseless!!
What do you think of this most recent ‘facebook fail’?