Best friends together moments before one is stabbed to death

Best friends together moments before one is stabbed to death

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"I've lost my best friend. My life will never be the same again," Brittany Chansler said about her friend Heather McKamey. "I've lost my best friend. My life will never be the same again," Brittany Chansler said about her friend Heather McKamey.
Kieth Pittman is charged with 2nd degree murder for the death of his girlfriend and mother of his two children. Kieth Pittman is charged with 2nd degree murder for the death of his girlfriend and mother of his two children.
Brittany (left) and Heather (right) posted this picture on Facebook just before Heather was killed. Brittany (left) and Heather (right) posted this picture on Facebook just before Heather was killed.
By Kayla Strayer
6 News Reporter

CLINTON (WATE) - The best friend of  woman who was stabbed to death says she was there when her friend was killed.

Heather McKamey died early Saturday morning after being stabbed. Her boyfriend, Kieth Pittman, is charged with 2nd degree murder for her killing. The two have two children together.

McKamey's best friend, Brittany Chansler says she was there Saturday for what was supposed to be a birthday party. She says she was celebrating her 22nd birthday with McKamey and Pittman. They had a babysitter that night, so Chansler said it was just the three of them drinking and having a good time at the couple's home.

Soon after Chansler fell asleep around 2 a.m., things turned deadly.

"We were having the greatest time ever," Chansler said. "I've lost my best friend. My life will never be the same again."

Chansler says a picture of her and her best friend was taken less than an hour before Mckamey was stabbed. Pittman appears to have commented on that Facebook picture, talking about how much fun he was having and how much he loved Mckamey.

Chansler says shortly after the picture was posted to Facebook, the couple started fighting.

"I laid down on the couch and I went to sleep. I got woke up with him smacking me in the face to wake me up to inform me of apparently what she had or had not done, and I didn't care," Chansler said.

Chansler says Pittman then began breaking things, including his girlfriend's phone when she tried calling 911.

"The rage and anger I saw, he could have killed anyone and not thought twice about it," Chansler said. She escaped by running to her truck and locking the doors before calling for help. Then she says Pittman hit McKamey and threw her against the truck.

"All i saw was fear. The last words she said to me was 'Brittany, call the police' and gave me her address .I think she thought 'Well Brittany is locked in her truck, she's safe. Maybe I can take off running and I can stay away from him long enough for the police to get here and get me,'" Chansler said.  

Police say McKamey tried knocking on neighbors' doors for help. She died at the scene and Pittman was arrested shortly after.

"He actually had her name tattooed on his arm. I want him to look at that tattoo ever day and realize what he's done. Realize he took a beautiful mother of three precious little boys," Chansler said.

McKamey's three sons are staying with family. Her funeral arrangements are still pending. A Facebook page dedicated to McKamey called "Justice for Heather" has been set up by Chansler. She says she started it as a way to help prevent domestic violence and keep her best friend's memory alive.
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