Cathleen Boyer was sixteen years old when she murdered another teen following an argument on Facebook. According to court documents Cathleen Boyer and the victim were involved in a heated argument on Facebook over the victim’s baby daddy. This teen killer would find the victim and stab her multiple times in the neck and chest causing her death. Cathleen Boyer would be sentenced to seven to twenty years in prison
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Parole Number: PA2748
Date of Birth: 12/17/1999
Height: 5′ 05″
Current Location: MUNCY
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A high-school student who admitted to stabbing another teen to death after an argument on Facebook has been sentenced to prison.
Cathleen Boyer, 17, was sentenced Wednesday to seven to 20 years in prison.
Boyer pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in July.
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A Scranton woman pleads guilty to third degree murder today after a stabbing on Memorial Day weekend in 2016.
17-year-old Cathleen Boyer is charged with killing 18-year-old Kayla VanWert last year, after the two got into a heated argument on Facebook messenger, before agreeing to fight in an alleyway in Scranton’s Hill section.
According to the Lackawanna County Coroner, VanWert died from multiple stab wounds. She left behind a young child.
Today’s plea came exactly one week before Boyer was expected to go to trial. She now faces up to 40 years in prison.
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An ongoing Facebook dispute over a man turned tragic during the holiday weekend, leaving a young woman dead and another facing serious charges, according to WNEP.
A 16-year-old high school sophomore will most likely be charged with homicide in the death of 18-year-old Kayla VanWert, the mother of a 1-year-old.
Cathleen Boyer, 16, has been charged as an adult with aggravated assault and other charges for an alleged fight that turned deadly on Sunday in Scranton’s hill section.
Police say the young mom was stabbed twice there Sunday night. She died later at the hospital. Officers say Cathleen Boyer arranged the fight with the victim.
Witness Arlene Sembrot said she saw an SUV pull up and a man carry Kayla VanWert’s body from the alley Sunday night.
“Then I seen a guy get out and pick something up, he had a red shirt on and all these chains on. And then he got in the car, so I came down here, right about right here, and they flew through the alley,” Sembrot recalled.
Sembrot says a group of five people then seemed to search the scene with flashlights.
Those close to VanWert told WNEP the cause of the fight was no mystery — the two had apparently been battling in the past over the father of VanWert’s daughter — Jorge DeJesus, 19, of Scranton.
DeJesus is in jail on a parole violation after allegedly being violent with VanWert.
Officials with the Scranton School District say Kayla VanWert used to attend Scranton High School. The accused, Cathleen Boyer, is currently a sophomore at West Scranton High School.
“I feel bad. Now that you tell me she had a 1 year old,” Sembrot said, “I feel really bad about it.”