Keshia Golden, a pregnant woman from Chicago has been charged with murder after police allege that at her baby shower, the expectant father was fatally stabbed because he had allegedly used the microwave to reheat some food.
Golden, who was eight months pregnant at the time, claims that she stabbed her boyfriend Calvin Sidney, 29, early on October 22 in self-defense.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the fight happened after the couple and other relatives returned to her Austin apartment, following the celebration on the Saturday night beforehand.
Prosecutors said the argument escalated over the use of the microwave, prompting 33 year-old Keshia, to knock a plate out of the hands of Sidney, who then shoved her into the counter in return.
Golden stabbed Sidney on the leg
Sidney’s uncle reportedly attempted to separate the two before Sidney went to one of the bedrooms, where Golden allegedly followed with a knife and stabbed him in the leg, leaving him mortally wounded after the knife punctured his femoral artery.
Golden then dropped the knife and exited the apartment, according to prosecutors.
Sidney later died at Mount Sinai Hospital. Unaware of her boyfriend’s death, she returned to her apartment, where she was arrested, the New York Post reports.
Tarsha Ellis, Golden’s mother, said that “it was just toxic with those two,” but insisted Sidney wouldn’t have wanted charges against her if he survived.
“It was just toxic with those two,” Ellis said. “But they loved each other. If he could raise up right now, they wouldn’t have no case because he would never want charges against her.”
Authorities revealed that five other incidents of domestic violence took place between the two, four where Keshia accused Sidney or punching. choking, slapping or pushing her.
In the fifth incident, Sidney accused Keshia of domestic violence, only to drop the charges against her later on.
Golden has an upcoming appearance before a judge that her appointed attorney revealed would be scheduled less than two weeks before her due date.
Now, the child will be born behind bars, where it will then be immediately taken away from her after birth, according to Golden’s public defender, Julie Koehler.
“To not only force Keshia to give birth in jail but then to immediately take her child away after birth is cruel to the mother and the baby,” Koehler told The Sun-Times.
Meanwhile, Golden’s mother insists that her daughter “didn’t to kill anyone” and that “she didn’t know you could kill someone by stabbing them in the leg.”
“She didn’t mean to kill anyone,” said Golden’s mother, Tarsha Ellis. “She’s broke up about it. She didn’t know you could kill someone by stabbing them in the leg. She just wanted him to leave because he was acting out, and she was worried about hurting the baby. And he wouldn’t go.”
Golden was held on $2 million bail on Friday.