The pair had been friends but got into an online feud over a boy. VanWet claimed Jorge DeJesus, father of her child, was romantically involved with Boyer. After exchanging online threats, the pair met up to settle the argument in an alleyway where the murder occurred. VanWert died in hospital from stab wounds afterwards.
Boyer initially claimed self-defense but in July 2017 admitted third-degree murder, which carried a maximum of forty years in prison. She was 17 when she pleaded guilty. In October 2017, she was sentenced to between 7 and 20 years in prison. Seven years is the minimum sentence; 20 years was what the prosecution wanted. She had previously tried, and failed, to get her case moved to juvenile court.
- Teen gets 7 to 20 years in stabbing death stemming from feud - Chicago Tribun, October 2017
- Girl, 17, accused in stabbing death, pleads guilty to third-degree murder - The Times Tribune, July 2017
- Pa. girl, 17, admits stabbing, killing teen mom in violent feud - Penn Live, July 2017
- Teen Sent to Prison for Deadly Scranton Stabbing - WNEP, October 2017