A 15-year-old Bronx girl arranged the murder of an ex girlfriend she suspected made sexually explicit photos of the teen public.
She lured the 20-year-old victim to a building where another young assailant shoved a knife blade into her chest.
The alleged killer even sent a cold-blooded message of sympathy to the mother of Nyla Bond after the gory attack in a fourth-floor apartment hallway, police said Tuesday.
“This is a planned revenge homicide,” said a police source after the girl was arrested for murder along with the alleged stabber, a fellow 15-year-old. A third suspect remains on the loose in the deadly Nov. 2 murder plot that ended inside the Mount Eden residence where Bond’s father lived.
The victim’s mother recounted receiving condolences from the accused girl on the day after Bond’s slaying, adding this wasn’t the first time the girl went after her mentally-ill daughter.
“She set my daughter up and she even messaged me on Facebook afterward,” said devastated mom Shadonna Watson. “She said ‘So sorry for your loss, mama bear.’ This girl is the devil. That girl cut my daughter a few weeks ago. If she did that, she probably came back to finish the job.”
Cops confirm Bond filed a complaint on Oct. 13 that an ex had slashed her in the face and stabbed her in the back and buttocks. Nyla went to Lincoln Hospital and later checked herself out.
Cops did not make an arrest in that case. Bond only knew the girl by her nickname, hindering their investigation.
Watson now believes the girl’s callous condolences after Bond’s death were meant to steer investigators away from her. The accused teen blamed Bond for making the risque photos public and schemed with the boy to murder the helpless victim, cops said.
Surveillance video captured Bond and the girl walking together just before the lethal betrayal, with two young males lying in wait just down the hallway. The two boys then attacked, with one stabbing the victim in the chest and the other swinging what looked like a cane at Bond, according to cops.
Police said the female suspect became enraged after seeing the photos were released, although it was unclear if they were posted on social media or if they were even made public by Bond. Both 15-year-olds were charged with murder, manslaughter and possession of a weapon. The Daily News is withholding their names because they are charged as juvenile offenders.
Though Bond struggled with mental health issues, landing in psych wards and out on the street after turning 16, she was warmly remembered in the Bronx neighborhood where her mother lived with the slain woman’s 11-month-old son. Dozens of neighbors released white balloons into the sky at a memorial event remembering Bond.
“My daughter was a gentle, loving daughter,” said Watson. “Sweet, smart, athletic. She played basketball, but when her mental health started to decline it hindered her.”
The mourning mom confirmed the teen killer was a friend of her daughter, and occasionally stopped by her E. 168th St. apartment.
“She played on my daughter’s vulnerability,” said Watson. “I just knew them to be cordial. She was just a neighborhood kid, maybe smoke some weed or something.”
The heartbroken mother said the suspects’ age was no defense in the heinous slaying.
“I don’t care how old they are,” Shadonna Watson said of the three suspects. “They savagely murdered my daughter. My daughter was a beautiful person. She was loved.”
The girl was arrested two days after the killing and this was her first arrest, while the boy was arrested Monday afternoon and had a rap sheet with arrests last year for assault and robbery, police sources said. Both were arraigned Monday night.
The teenage girl’s mother insisted her daughter was innocent and didn’t know the two other suspects.
“She’s a good girl,” the mom told the Daily News. “She’s not that kind of girl. She’s doesn’t know why she’s getting blamed. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
The mother of the male suspect said the video referenced by cops doesn’t tell the full story.\
“There is more video,” said the suspect’s mother, who said investigators showed her the recording. “They have to show all the video. It doesn’t show my son doing anything to the girl.”
She pinned the blame on an accomplice still being sought by police.
We don’t even know what to say. These kids are far too young to be caught up in such devastation.