John Jay College Graduate Stabbed To Death In Brooklyn Apartment

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death in an East New York housing project Monday night after an argument with her boyfriend’s sister over money got out of hand, police said.

The victim’s mother tells 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria that her daughter had a bright future ahead of her

Kamisha Richards, 22, was found stabbed once in the chest around 10:35 p.m. in a ground floor apartment of the Cypress Public Housing complex on Sutter Avenue, police said. She was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.

Kayla Henriques, 18, the sister of the victim’s boyfriend, is accused of stabbing Richards to death instead of repaying a $20 debt. Henriques is being held on murder charges.

Relatives said Richards had lent Henriques the money to help her buy milk for her baby but when Richards noticed there wasn’t any milk in the refrigerator a voilent argument ensued after she questioned the suspect about what she did with the cash.

Richards’ family said she graduated from John Jay College last May and worked at JPMorgan Chase.

“She was a person with a future and a life that was going places,” the victim’s devastated mother told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria.

Richards had just taken the law school entry exam to fulfill her life-long dream of becoming a criminal lawyer. “When we used to watch TV, she used to watch ‘Matlock’ and she said, ‘Mommy, I want to do what he do,'” Richards’ mom said.

Richards lived in South Jamaica in Queens but often stayed at her boyfriend’s apartment.



  • Fred

    This is a devestating tragedy , we are in living in such a sinful world . tHis story has touched so mny lives , and hearts. THis shows that life is short , and can be taken over anything little to nothing . But we must cherish the lives we live and those who God allowed us to share it with. THe bible speak about these things occuring in the last and evil days , before God comes back again. PLEASE I beg OF YOu GET to know GOD , so whenb our time is up we know we lived a life pleasing to him , and we can hear him say well done. My heart goerde out too this fanily , I am praying you guyus strength , I pray that God send the spirit of comfort and peace at this time to both families . And ii pray the Lord has mercy upon her soul ! Be blesssed

    John 14:27 I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give is not fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

  • stasia Taylored

    Its A Damn Shame Im 22 Years Old And To See This Is Heartbreaking….The Comments About East New York Projects Being A Nice Place && The Price Of Milk Is Irrelavent….Somebody Lost Their Child Due To This Dumb Act…..A Child Lost Its Mother….Smfh…….The Girl That Did This Needs To Get What’s Coming To Her…..

    These Are Our Lasr Days…..Why Take A Life….Live And Let God…..

  • ladybee

    It is really sad I know she is in a better place, god has taken back his angel!! I have to agree this are the last dark and disturbed day we are living in this world is coming to an end!! I strongly feel that jealousy played a role in this whole thing!! Kamisha said it not $20 its the principle behind it so it seems like this is not the first time she has done this! Two lives are lost and a mother less child! May god be with both families!! God bless them

  • J.D

    May her soul Rest In Peace, we love you Kamisha and you will be missed

  • Josie in the Heights

    This is just so sad and heartbreaking. A tragedy, two young lives lost one gone forever another that will waste away in prison. A baby who will grow up without a mom and two families who are devastated with grief in their own right. It all happened over an insignificant argument over $20 that escalated to a point of no return. Why?

  • Elizabeth Saunders

    We have to pray for our children cause these are the last and evil days. If God can give this child grace and mercy, Why can’t we. We are not the creator or Judge Jesus will do that. Kamisha I love you may your soul rest in peace cause God has your beautiful spirit He truly loves you. He will comfort her and he will comfort the family to. My lve and condolences goes out to the family I’m going to keep them in my prayers

  • Dan Te

    East New York housing projects…..nice place to live and hang out.

  • Glenn

    Just a question, I know prices have gonne up, but $20 for milk?

  • Bridget

    Argo, you are an idiot. A young woman is dead.

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