The teenager was held after a fracas broke out between herself, Richards and her (Richards’) daughter at Sixth Avenue, Malick.
Richards’ 18-year-old daughter, Missy, who was stabbed during the fight, is said to be in a serious condition at hospital.
According to reports, the fight broke out at about midnight on Monday. Richards was outside her home with Missy when the two teenagers got into an argument.
The argument turned into a fight and the 17-year-old suspect stabbed Missy several times.
Richards tried to intervene but was herself stabbed by the teenager and died.