The 24-year-old creative is the co-owner of the French Quarters boutique Exodus Goods and helped Solange launch her revered Saint Heron site/label in 2013.
According to Nola.com:
Arronesia Christophe was arrested at the location of the stabbing about 7:03 p.m. Wednesday by New Orleans Police Officer Dominique Dejernette.
Records show Christophe told Dejernette that she had been attacked by Mussa and was acting in self-defense when she stabbed the woman.
Christophe claimed that she had arrived at a high school friend’s home about 6:45 p.m. when Mussa, who Christophe said was her friend’s ex-girlfriend, came out of the house and began yelling at her to leave, the documents show. Records show Mussa lives at the Derbigny Street home.
Christophe reportedly said, “We’re just friends, why do I have to leave?” Records show Christophe said she then grabbed a small folding knife from the center console of her car and told Mussa to “get back,” and to “please back away,” but claimed Mussa continued to yell at her.
Mussa then began punching Christophe, the arrested woman told police. Christophe said she was being pulled by her hair to the ground when she began swinging her knife at Mussa, who she claims continued to punch her.
“(Christophe) stated she did not think she had stabbed the victim due to the harder thrown punches that she received from the victim,” Dejernette wrote in her report.”
Christophe was initially charged with aggravated battery, but due to the decline of Mussa’s condition to critical, Christophe was rebooked this morning for attempted second-degree murder.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Armina, her family, and the entire Saint Heron team.
SOURCE: Nola.com | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty