Woman Confesses to Killing Friend 2 Years after Photo from Night of Killing Shows Murder Weapon


Cheyenne Antoine and Brittney Gargol, both 18, were best friends. Before heading out one evening in March 2015, the two girls took a photo together and Gargol posted it to Facebook.

But after that, the night took a deadly turn. The pair began to drink heavily and get high on drugs.

And just hours later, Gargol was dead. A passerby found her body on the side of the road, cold to the touch and without shoes on.

Later that night, Antoine took to Facebook, asking where Gargol was. “Where are you?” the post read. “Haven’t heard from you. Hope you made it home safe.”

But as the last person to see her that night, Antoine was quickly made a suspect.

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Antoine told police that she and Gargol had gone out drinking together at a local bar. She further stated that Gargol soon left with an unknown man while Antoine went to visit her uncle.

But after a lengthy investigation lasting almost two years, Antoine’s alibi began to unravel. Police had interviewed Antoine’s uncle, who eventually told them that his niece had not been with him at all.

Further, police viewed security footage from the bar she’d claimed they’d gone to, but found no evidence that the girls were ever at the bar.

Finally, a witness sent in a tip that Antoine had confessed to killing her friend that night.

Antoine had raced to a friend’s house after getting into a fight with Gargol, then admitted to hitting her and strangling her.

The now 21-year-old had also intentionally misled detectives with her post asking where Gargol was.

And finally, the photo that the friends had taken at the beginning of the evening was a confirming piece of evidence used to help convict Antoine of the murder.

In the Facebook photo, Antoine (left) is seen wearing a belt — the same belt that authorities found beside Gargol’s body that night.

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In March of 2017, Antoine was arrested for the murder of her best friend. She showed remorse for her actions, but due to drug and alcohol said she did not remember killing her friend.

She later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Antoine made a statement through her lawyer, saying, “I will never forgive myself. Nothing I say or do will ever bring her back. I am very, very sorry. It shouldn’t have ever happened.”

This tragedy will always be devastating for Gargol’s family, but they finally have justice for her.

“Most days we can’t stop thinking about Brittney, what happened that night, what she must have felt fighting for her life,” Garol’s aunt said.

“You feel darkened in your own dark world…you robbed this world of someone who had a special gift.” Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they find closure in this difficult time.

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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