Richards, who was dating Henriques’ brother, Ramel Henriques, loaned her friend the money for diapers but she used it on something else. In the heat of arguing over the money, Kayla claims that Richards threw her son’s milk, spilling it.
Their “beef” escalated via Facebook and text message, ultimately leading Richards to post:
“Kayla now u getin outa hand…I hope u having fun entertaining the world…Trust, IMA HAVE THE LAST LAUGH!!!”
Henriques replied, in what was clearly foreshadowing:
“We will see.”
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Family and friends said Richards, 22, took the accused killer under her wing when Henriques’ mother died 15 years ago.
A weary-looking Henriques, her hair unkempt and her hands cuffed, barked at reporters outside the 75th Precinct stationhouse when asked if she felt bad about the slaying.
“No, ’cause it was a mistake,” she snapped. “I was protecting my kids.”
“They had been beefing for about three days,” said Barbie, a neighbor in the Cypress Hills Houses.
The once-friendly pair traded Facebook insults over the weekend, with one of Kayla Henriques’ uncles saying the hard feelings were further fueled by ugly text messages.
“B—h man up … I’m here make a move,” read one Facebook post from Henriques, known in the neighborhood as “KK.”
Richards was a graduate of of John Jay School of Criminal Justice and was planning to attend law school in the fall of 2011, instead she died at Brookdale University Hospital.