Court: Facebook fight ends in aggravated assault on pregnant woman

acarlson@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 25, 2013 

Shameki Henderson

It all started because someone didn't wish an acquaintance happy birthday on Facebook.

Shameki Henderson allegedly attacked a pregnant woman with a baseball bat over a dispute on the popular social media website, according to Recorder's Court testimony Friday.

Henderson, 23, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault.

According to police, Henderson and a friend allegedly attacked two victims, sisters, in the front yard of their home in July after the younger sister offended Henderson's friend online.

Officers said that Henderson and her friend drove up to the home, on the 2800 block of Doyle Avenue, on July 20. Henderson's friend fought with the younger sister; Henderson fought with the older.

Henderson came armed with a baseball bat.

Her victim was a few months pregnant at the time, according to testimony.

Henderson allegedly struck her victim with the bat several times, in the face and hand, before she and her friend fled the scene.

Both victims, and the unborn baby, were not seriously injured following the assault, according to testimony.

At that time, arrest warrants for aggravated assault were issued for both suspects.

Henderson turned herself in on Oct. 23; her friend's warrant, for allegedly striking the younger sister with her hands, is still outstanding.

The victims said in court that the Facebook conflict seemed arbitrary. The younger sister testified that the drama may have been sparked by a failure to wish Henderson's friend a happy birthday on the social networking site.

"I guess that's why she got offended," the victim said.

Henderson made no statement in court.

Judge Michael Cielinski set a $10,000 for the aggravated assault. The case will continue in Muscogee Superior Court.

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