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CLEVELAND, OH — Here’s a crazy one out of Cleveland where a woman has been accused of stabbing her best friend while she sat behind the wheel of a car. The stabbed woman then tried to hit her attacker with her car, but hit her attacker’s 2-year-old daughter instead. The woman and the toddler both died.

The incident happened on Thursday night when 29-year-old Kimberly Black and her best friend, 29-year-old Sharice Swain, got into an argument while sitting in a running car parked in Black’s driveway. Police say Black left the vehicle, retrieved a knife from her home, and then fatally stabbed Swain in the face and neck.

As neighbors ran to assist Swain, she stepped on the gas in an attempt to run over Black, but ended up hitting Black’s two daughters, 2-year-old Kimshia Ruffin and 1-year-old Taraji Ruffin, before running into Black’s home and collapsing part of the roof.

For reasons unknown, Black stripped naked and stood in the street holding both of her injured toddlers. One neighbor says she picked up a bloody, broken Kimisha after Black dropped her and cradled her until help arrived. “She was bleeding out of everywhere,” the neighbor said. “As soon as I handed her to the paramedic, she went limp.” Kimisha would die from her injuries. Her younger sibling only suffered minor injuries.

Black was arrested by police after she was found walking naked several blocks away. She was taken to the hospital for a hand injury then taken to jail on a charge of murder. Black and Swain were reportedly best friends who have known each other since childhood. No word on what sparked the argument between them.

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This neighborhood has seen its fair share of violence. Half a block away from where Black was arrested stood the now demolished home of  Anthony Sowell, aka the Cleveland Strangler, where the bodies of  11 women he murdered were found in 2009.

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  • newstarshipsmell

    God, if they were each others’ best friends, I’d hate to see their regular friends…

  • Andy P

    No doubt.  With friends like these who needs enemies, right?  Christ, so this woman kills her best friend, who in turn manages to kill her assailant’s 2 year old and injure her 1 year old.  Wonder if she feels like that was a fair trade.  Fucking idiots.


  • UniqueMommy1984

    Seriously what the fuck is wrong with people now a days??? 

  • rensuchan

    Fuckin’ crazy bitches, period.

  • Sam

    You think? Worst case of PMS i’ve ever seen, certainly.

  • Sam

    Are we sure Swain intended to flatten Black with her car? If she was so badly injured that she was near death i could imagine muscles not exactly doing what you want them to and her leg spasming on the gas pedal.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Yeah, the dead best friend really brought down the roof.

  • Sam

    WTF did she take her clothes off for? Was she more interested in not having her clothes stained with blood than actually trying to help or at least comfort her injured babies?

  • Andy P

    @newstarshipsmell I saw what you did there.  LOL

  • Andy P

    To reinforce the fact that she is batshit crazy is my guess.

  • Andy P

    I’m guessing meth or bath salts were involved along with some gin and juice.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Sam, I’d like you to take a long, careful look at her mugshot. Now, imagine that you are her. Ask yourself, would you really want to wear clothes?

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    Looking at her picture, I’d guess she took her clothes off to leave an incredibly bad image in the neighbor witnesses minds.

  • Jubilex

     I’m happy to just call batshit crazy as it is – without saying it’s because they have lady parts… good lord knows crazy has no gender…

  • Gee

    “Black’s arrest occurred a half-block away from the location of the
    now-demolished house where the remains of 11 murdered women were found
    in 2009. The killer, Anthony Sowell, is appealing his murder conviction
    and death sentence.”
    Wow…. This struck me as interesting. This neighborhood has a very Dark Past.

  • rensuchan

    I feel like the 1 year old might have gotten the best deal out of this…. depending on the future.  Let’s recap:

    – Crazy bitch with kids stabs crazy bitch in car fatally.
    – Crazy bitch in car tries to run over crazy bitch with kids before dying.
    – Crazy bitch in car runs over 2 year old, fatally injuring her.
    – Crazy bitch with kids is going to be locked up for murdering crazy bitch in car.
    – Assuming crazy bitch with kids is a single mother (which given the neighborhood they’re talking about seems possible), one year old gets taken away from her crazy bitch mother and hopefully ends up somewhere without being surrounded by crazy fucking bitches and crime (possible WIN!)

  • Sam

    So you’re saying the clothes didn’t so much get taken off as they ran away screaming with every thread of their being?

  • Sam

    It’s quite a good idea i guess. Blind the witnesses and then in court argue how they could possibly testify to her starting shit by stabbing if they couldn’t see.

  • Sam

    Ahhh… so you’re saying it was all an elaborate plan hatched by the one year old?

  • rensuchan

    Of course, it all makes sense now!

  • Gee

    I don ‘t see how the lady who was stabbed in the face and neck was “crazy” .  her injuries proved fatal and her stepping on the gas could have easily been a reaction to her injuries and not so much intentional. Even if it was intentional it doesn’t seem like an unjustified reaction only she accidentally hit the children.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Well, note that crazy bitch with kids’ last name is “Black” and both kids’ last name is “Ruffin.”

    So there’s a miniscule chance that Mr. Ruffin is still in the picture, here. Let’s not be complete pessimists.

  • Andy P

    Anybody else catch the name of the neighborhood?  “Mount Pleasant”  Ah the irony of it all…  According to Wikipedia:

    [Anthony Sowell] was arrested in October 2009 as a suspect in the murders of eleven women whose bodies were discovered at his Cleveland, Ohio, duplex at 12205 Imperial Avenue, located in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood.[1] 

  • newstarshipsmell

    True, but… we also don’t know what they were arguing over, or who started it… Perhaps Mr. Ruffin?

  • Drugs/alcohol + intellectual disabilities = dead babies. I hate stupid people. I don’t know what could possibly set someone off like that. I’m assuming she was some sort of substance abuser, but maybe she’s just stupid. Either way, I hope she gets hung up in prison.

  • Snickering_Hydra

    So…best friends (although among women this has been known to change rather quickly ) have an argument over a man, or money, end up wreaking havoc in a bad neighborhood. Shame about the kids getting caught in the midst of things, though. The surviving toddler will probably be too young to remember any of this. But I’d get a psych evaluation on him later in life, just to be certain. Some things aren’t that easy to wash away.

    Lovely neighborhood by the way. And I bet there’s an available house now! When can we move in?

  • JGo555

    Fuck the last time my bestfriend & fought, it was… fuck, I don’t remember the last time we fought. I know that once we fought & she still passed me the Pepto even though we weren’t speaking to each other.

    I’m pretty sure that she never wanted to hit that baby & she would’ve been cleared for hitting the babies since it was self defense & she was aiming for Crazy not for Innocent. 

  • JGo555

    I smell Pitbulls @Morbid:disqus some how had a hand in this…

    It’s just a matter of time before we hear about it. Mark my words, PITBULLS ARE THE MASTERMINDS OF THIS WHOLE EPISODE OF “CWAZEE” (as my daughter says).

  • ultracreep

    Ok, one thing I know that makes people act bull goose looney and take their clothes off is PCP.  I’m willing to bet that some dust was involved. 

  • newstarshipsmell

    You know, for someone who just murdered her best friend who just murdered her two year old daughter, Kimberly’s mugshot conveys the impression, more than anything else, that’s she’s simply confused about how she ended up back in clothes.

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    My advice, if your GF tells you six months ago that she plans to name her next baby Chantell as soon as she can find a baby’s daddy out of jail, don’t tell her you’re pregnant and plan to use that name.

  • sugarpie

    I know if I was going to go all crazy and stab my best friend, I’d at least secure the kids in the house first so they didn’t see me wiggin out and then get put in front of a car that could very well kill them.  Sheesh

  • Dammit!  I’m late and you guys took all the good comments!  

  • Valerie

    Maybe she was intending to hit the crazy bitch that stabbed her and then blacked out/died and couldn’t avoid the kids. I wonder if this crazy bitch thinks that whatever petty argument they were having was worth three lives (the woman she murdered, her daughter’s, and her own)

  • hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah….three breeders down, blah, blah, blah……

  • newstarshipsmell

    Or maybe she just died, and her car, possessed by a legion of pit bull spirits drawn to the altercation, sensed toddlers nearby, and knowing that the engine was still running and no living human was sitting in the drivers seat to depress the brake pedal, it acted.

    God damn those pit bulls to Hell.

  • Valerie

     That is extremely possible. Do you think that the deceased woman possibly had a pet pit bull in the car with her? It could have taken over the wheel and then in the commotion of the roof collapsing it may have been unable to go lap up the precious life blood of the innocent toddler.

  • Athena

    She must have heard our podcast conversation about women stripping naked after crimes being more likely to be legitimately crazy. 

  • Or maybe she died, and her body was possessed by the demon spirit of the pit bull, and it ran over the toddlers??

  • SillyCynic

     I’m guessing closet lesbian, and an over-reaction.

  • neenaP
  • Native_Orange

    He face has that “Well that didnt go as planned” Look.

  • Chinchillazilla

    Victory shall be his!

  • onlyme356

    Sorry, but this wackadoodle lost her child due to her own selfish and thoughltess behavior. She’s nuts, you don’t go stabbing people when you don’t get your way. And what’s with the whole getting naked part? Sounds like she orchestrated this whole thing just so she could have a shot at an insanity plea.

  • I mean damn, you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose.And you can’t stab them while they are in a car or they man run your kids over, And then, you might have to get all naked and stuff.

  • whisperswing

    Ive  been searching updates and cant find anything since I posted  thread and updated  it
    I am thinking as this pans out Kim Black will also be charged with murder in the 2 year olds death and assault in the one year olds injuries
    Only b/c she caused the actions that lead to the death of 2yo and ijuries of 1yo
    She stabbed her friend causing her to hit the gas as she was dying and in that action ran the 2 babies over

  • Lena60

    Ok both of thses woman look like druggies.No doubt that was probably the argument.

  • neenaP

    the stabber is mentally ill and on disability, the victim doesn’t look like a druggie to me.

  • Heather4877

    Maybe she was grabbing and pulling at her clothes in despair, like they do in movies, and they couldn’t hold up.

  • Lena60

    She does to me in her facebook photo,not that it matters, she did not deserve to get killed like that.

  • Apachee

    Was it really, really that serious!

  • Tenbux

     Oh dammit, I was going to make an elaborate reason to blame a neighborhood pitbull.  Thanks for stealing the wind right out of my sails. 

  • Tenbux

    No way.  No disembodied pitbull mind raper would be content to simply run toddlers over.
    If she had propelled herself through the windshield using only her need to cause death and pain, latched on to a toddler’s neck, and furiously shook the dying kid left and right while simultaneously peeing on the second toddler, THEN it’d be pitbull possession.

  • Oh my lol I suppose you do have a point there!

  • JGo555


  •  My guess as to the “why” behind the nakedness (and quite possibly the stabbing): Drugs.

    Too bad the kids had to pay for their mother’s rash action. I wonder whether she’ll be haunted by the fact that she what she did got her “best friend” and her own baby killed or if she thinks it was worth it. Or if she even remembers what actually happened.

  •  The one potential flaw: The 1-year-old has crazy bitch mom’s DNA. That’s a whole lot of stupid/crazy to evolve past for one child. Let’s just hope the kid doesn’t inherit the stabby tendencies.

  •  Bath salts. They’ll make people do craaazy things.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    “thread of their being” *snortgiggle*

  • Heather_Habilatory

     That’s fucked up.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    It’s not all his genius. He had help from the Etrade baby.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     The last time my best friend and I fought, she threw a yankee candle at me, (in the glass jar!) her checkbook, and her cell phone. All three missed me, and hit her own cat. That was like… 7 years ago. .. Holy shit. I’m feeling old now. *sigh*

  • Heather_Habilatory

     The sad part is, you’re probably right.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    She’s mentally ill, you say? Poppycock. Utter shenanigans.  No one would ever believe that.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     She looks very butch in her pictures. Mens shirts, shoes, and poses.

  • JGo555

    I’ll be your friend. I promise to buy you a cake & then make sure not to miss when I pelt you with it.

    Then again when I’m angry I do silent treatments, I don’t throw things so I might just buy the cake to throw at you for the hell of it.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     I like cake.

  • Abroad

    Damn next and Primark!

  • Its the devil at work…. in the name of

  • Havinggoodtime Incaliforniafun

    Hood females