Raquelle Casillas, 44, was arrested early in the morning of June 6 for the death of a 44-year-old woman from Almont, Michigan. As reports suggest, the two were embroiled in a rivalry for the affection of the same man. Just before 4 a.m., police responded to an assault report that a caller relayed to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.
When authorities arrived at the specified location in the Village of Capac, approximately 50 miles north of Detroit, they found the male caller, Raquelle Casillas, and the victim unconscious and suffering from severe head trauma. The woman was rushed to McLaren Lapeer Hospital and declared dead two days later.
Casillas was taken to the St. Clair County Detention and Intervention Center, charged with open murder, and is due back in court on June 20. The slain woman’s father told the Daily Mail that a pattern of heavy drinking was common for the two women. He went on to say that this binge drinking had started before the two were involved with the same man and probably contributed to what happened.
Apparently, the woman had been fighting on and off for days. On Facebook, a picture of the two women smiling faces bruised and battered, was posted with the caption “Best friends.” When asked about the injuries, Casillas admitted to the commenter, “We were fighting.” She added, “I took her boyfriend.”
The manslaughter of an innocent woman due to a heated love triangle has left the attendees of the court case in shock, with the heaviest burden of consequences falling upon Raquelle Casillas. Justice will soon be served for the victim of this deadly rivalry.