Teen, 18, is stabbed to death ‘by 16-year-old girl during fight after arguing over a boy on social media’
- Kaitlin Leonor Castilleja, 18, died after she was stabbed during a fight on Friday
- Castilleja had gone to a 16-year-old girl’s home at 1am to confront her
- During the fight the girl fatally stabbed Castilleja and wounded another teen girl
- Castilleja’s relatives said the two girls had been arguing over social media
- They were said to have been fighting over Castilleja’s ex-boyfriend
A Texas teenager was fatally stabbed by another teen girl, reportedly after weeks of feuding on social media.
Authorities said Kaitlin Leonor Castilleja, 18, of San Antonio, Texas, was fatally stabbed Friday at about 1am after she and Vivian Foster, 18, confronted a 16-year-old high school student outside the teen’s home, according to My San Antonio.
Police said that while the three teens were fighting, the 16-year-old stabbed Castilleja and Foster.
Kaitlin Leonor Castilleja, 18, of San Antonio, Texas, was fatally stabbed following a confrontation with a 16-year-old former schoolmate outside the girl’s home
Castilleja was said to have been mortally wounded by the unnamed teen, while Foster received superficial cuts.
Police said that after the attack, the 16-year-old called authorities to report that she had been assaulted in her driveway when she returned home from work and noted that Castilleja and Foster had been sending her social media messages ‘stating they want to fight her.’
At the hospital, Castilleja — who was later declared dead at 2am — and Foster were said to have told police that they were ‘stabbed after “jumping” a girl at her house,’ according to authorities.
Castilleja and Foster apparently knew the 16-year-old girl because they attended San Antonio’s James Madison High School together. While the 16-year-old is still a student, the older girls graduated in 2018.
Officers arriving at the 16-year-old’s home that night found the ‘murder weapon’ at the scene, according to the preliminary police report.
The 16-year-old was then arrested and charged with homicide in connection with Castilleja’s fatal stabbing. She is said to have been booked into a juvenile detention facility.
Family member said Castilleja (pictured) and the 16-year-old had been arguing over Castilleja’s ex-boyfriend on social media prior to the physical confrontation
Castilleja and the 16-year-old suspect were said to have known each other because they were students at San Antonio’s James Madison High School. Castilleja graduated in 2018
Castilleja’s aunt said her niece and the 16-year-old girl had been engaged in a lengthy argument on social media prior to physical confrontation.
Marie Fernandez told WCVB that Castilleja ‘isn’t able to give you her side of the story, but it’s been ongoing bullying on both sides,’ adding that: ‘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 told the San Antonio Express-News that Castilleja and the 16-year-old were supposedly fighting over Castilleja’s ex-boyfriend and said that her niece was ‘lured’ to the house and ‘had no chance.’
Fernandez said that the attack was videotaped and asked ‘What kind of person does that?’
In a letter sent to James Madison High School students’ parents, school officials said that Castilleja was an employee of the North East Independent School District’s Kids Involvement Network, an after-school enrichment program for kindergarten to eighth grade students, My San Antonio reported.
The 16-year-old is being detained until her hearing, which is expected to be next week. San Antonio Police are continuing to investigate the incident as a homicide, according to KENS 5.