Is Social Media Out Of Control? Florida Woman Shoots Pregnant Friend In The Stomach, Killing Her Baby After Facebook Argument [Video]
What started out as a Facebook argument between friends has turned deadly
35-year old Virginia "Tweety Bird" Wyche shot her six-months pregnant friend Makeisha Brooks in the stomach on Wednesday, April 23, following an argument on Facebook the night before. Wyche admitted to shooting her friend after being slapped in the face.
Brooks, 23, was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries. She survived, but her unborn baby didn't.
"They were arguing out front, something about Facebook. I walked out and just heard a pop," Cristopher Cash, who recorded the incident told WAWS.
Virginia "Tweety Bird" Wyche
Wyche was arrested and taken to Duval County Jail. She's been charged with attempted murder. Her bail is set at $1 million. If the medical examiner determines that the unborn child could have lived outside the womb Wyche could face additional charges. She will be arraigned May 15.
Makeisha Brooks is comforted by friends after being shot
Dwann Rollinson told News 4 that incidents like this are becoming more frequent following social media disagreements.
"Life is bigger than cyber space. Life is bigger than an argument on Facebook that now may potentially cost you your life, " said Rollinson.
Friends and neighbors say Wyche was a good person. Everyone was surprised by what took place.
"I didn't know anything bad about her. And they were friends. It really shocked me," said a neighbor who wanted to be identified only as Mary. "You don't hear fighting and arguing and that type of stuff up in here."
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