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Argument over sweet and sour sauce preceded teen girl's DC stabbing death: Prosecutors

Naima Liggon, 16, of Waldorf, Maryland, died after a visit to the McDonald's at 14th and U streets NW

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The fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old girl after she left a McDonald’s on 14th Street NW early Sunday stemmed from an argument over sweet and sour sauce, prosecutors said.

Naima Liggon, of Waldorf, Maryland, was with four people who went to a rec center in Oxon Hill and then to a party in D.C., prosecutors said. They then went to McDonald's at 14th and U streets, got food, and left the restaurant. The dispute took place in a car, and Liggon was stabbed twice at about 2 a.m.

Liggon was driven to Howard University Hospital, where she died of her injuries, police said.

The suspect, a 16-year-old girl from Waldorf, was found a block away, prosecutors said.

Her defense said she pulled the knife in self-defense, saying Liggon and another person jumped her.

The suspect is charged with with second-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill, aggravated assault, felony assault and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Liggon was a student at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf. Her mother said she was an amazing daughter, sister and friend.

A curfew for minors aged 16 and younger starts in the District on Friday.

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