Woman accused of shooting half-sister in the head after Facebook fight faces arraignment

DOVER, Ky. -- A woman who police say shot her half-sister in the head after an argument over Facebook pleaded not guilty during her arraignment Monday morning.

Alvarado has been appointed a public defender during her attempted murder trial. According to the judge, Alvarado admitted to the shooting in testimony before Monday morning's trial where she pleaded not guilty.

Woodruff underwent brain surgery on Sunday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. There has been no word on her condition at this time.

Police say the social media battle led to 28-year-old Ankara Alvarado shooting 24-year-old Arica Woodruff at a home in Mason County, Ky., Wednesday.

When officers arrived on Walton Pike in Dover just before noon, they found Woodruff with a gunshot wound to her head.

She was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington and is listed in critical condition.

Alvarado was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Thirteen hours before the shooting, the two argued on Alvarado’s Facebook page and threatened each other.

“This is for all who have a problem with me,” Alvarado wrote in a Facebook status Oct. 6. “I'm not running from anyone you all know where I'm at and for the ones that says i started sh** before i went to Mississippi please lets get it out in the open what the f*** is the problem come to me don't talk behind my back!!!!!!!!”

Woodruff responded, “if u dont want none dont start none.”

The argument continued until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said Alvarado did not resist officers when she was taken into custody.

She is currently in the Mason County Detention Center held on $50,000 bond. Alvarado's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21.

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