|18 year-olds Cheyenne Antoine (left) and Brittney Gargol (right) pictured together on March 24th, 2015.|
Cheyenne initially denied having any knowledge of what happened to Brittney. She claims that, on the night of Brittney’s death, the two of them went out to several bars and got into an argument. Cheyenne told police that she and Brittney parted ways that night after Brittney left the bar with an unidentified man. Later that night, Cheyenne posted “Where are you? Haven’t heard from you. Hope you made it home safe.” to Brittney’s Facebook wall. Prosecutors will later claim that Cheyenne posted that in an effort to throw investigators off.
Two years into the investigation, police were finally able to link Cheyenne to the crime after using Facebook posts to create a timeline of events from the night of Brittney’s death. It was then that investigators came across this image. They noticed that Cheyenne was wearing a belt that was identical to a belt that was found by Brittney’s body. Cheyenne eventually accepted responsibility for Brittney’s death, although she claims that she has no memory of the event. However, a friend of Cheyenne’s told police that Cheyenne had admitted that she hit and strangled Brittney shortly after it occurred.
Cheyenne was originally facing second-degree murder charges, but she eventually accepted a plea deal and plead guilty to manslaughter. She was sentenced to seven years in prison.
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