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Cable TV channel Oxygen's series, "Snapped," which chronicles the real-life stories of women who have committed murder, recently aired an episode based on a well-known murder which occurred in Suffolk County back in 1990s.

The episode, which re-airs tonight, originally aired in January of this year. The episode documents the story of Kalila Taylor, a young mother from Riverhead, who was convicted of murdering her one-time friend, Curtisha Morning.

Morning, an aspiring nurse and former homecoming queen, suddenly vanished in 1996. Her family was immediately alarmed, since it was out of character for the young, responsible woman. Morning was found about a month later, near the grounds of Riverhead High School, having been viciously stabbed to death. Taylor was later charged with the crime.

According to prosecutors at the time of the trial, Taylor had been angry that her former boyfriend (who was also the father of her young child) was dating Morning. There had been an argument, which led to the stabbing. The "Snapped" episode states that the two young women had been lifelong friends, which made it all the more shocking for people in the Riverhead community when Taylor was arrested for Morning's murder.

Taylor was later convicted and sent to prison, although her conviction would later be overturned. She would later face a retrial, where her conviction was eventually reinstated.



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