A visibly shaken Angelique Williams was on Monday morning charged for the murder of her best friend Renita Thomas. The 18-year-old appeared at the Vreed- en-Hoop Magistrates’ Court to face the murder charge.
Friends and family members of both women flocked the courtroom with expressions of grief and disbelief as the charge was read to Williams by Magistrate Christel Lambert.
Williams was not required to enter a plea to the charge of murdering her 20-year-old friend on May 22.
Angelique Williams was remanded to prison and will make her next Court appearance on July 1st.
While Williams has not offered any explanation for the incident, family members of Thomas maintain that jealousy may have played a part in the entire incident. Thomas was reportedly pregnant with her second child at the time of the brutal murder.
According to the relative, it was hours before the two women got into the deadly altercation that Williams “mistakenly” learnt of her best friend’s pregnancy and she was reportedly not happy that she was left in the dark.
The relative said the two had reportedly planned to get their children together and raise them together but Williams never got pregnant and became angry with her best friend since the first pregnancy. The two women who were best friends for over five years got into a heated argument after leaving the Aracari resort while in the company of other friends and the argument turned into a fight.
It was during that fight that Williams allegedly armed herself with a broken bottle and stabbed her best friend, Renita repeatedly to the chest, stomach and head.
The entire incident played out in front of close to 10 friends and Thomas’ one-year-old daughter, who had to be shielded by another friend.
Relatives said Thomas was repeatedly warned about Williams’ “crazy streak” and her “wild behaviour” after alcohol consumption, but she would always defend still having Williams around as her “bestie”.
Ironically, just recently, Angelique Williams named her best friend Renita Thomas as her #wcw – woman crush Wednesday, and joked in the post that “my babes always here for me, love them, even doh at times, I feel like killing them.”
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