Woman killed in fight with other woman over shoes in Pompano Beach, BSO says

Cortez Fields, 18, arrested after fight with Nicole Hewitt

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A woman was arrested after she punched a woman and pushed her down some stairs, resulting in that woman's death, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report.

Deputies said Cortez Fields, 18, went to Nicole Hewitt's home Saturday night, asking for shoes back that Hewitt had borrowed.

A witness reported that Hewitt asked Fields to leave when she became irate and punched Hewitt in the face. Hewitt fell, and her face hit the concrete steps in a stairwell. The witness said as Hewitt got up, Fields continued punching her in the face. That witness asked Fields to leave, and she did.

According to the report, when deputies arrived at the scene early Sunday morning after Hewitt reported the incident, she declined medical treatment.

Fields was located a short time later and told deputies she saw bumps and swelling on Hewitt's face after she punched her.

Deputies said Hewitt died later from her injuries.

According to the report, Fields told deputies, "I never killed anyone before."

Fields was initially arrested on a charge of aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. She now faces charges of battery, burglary, unlawful use of a false name, tampering with evidence and grand theft.

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