Nyki Kish was convicted of murder after Ross Hammond was stabbed a street fight. There was no reliable evidence Nyki either stabbed Hammond, that Hammond was stabbed with the knife that Nyki was alleged to have obtained from her friend, or that Nyki ever had possession of that knife.
It’s much more plausible that Hammond was stabbed by another knife, and not the knife which he had in his possession after he was stabbed.
Nyki was wrongly portrayed as a “pan-handler” in the local press, and her conviction was unfair in many ways,
This is a rather incomplete summary of this complex case, see the Website for more details.
Note: this article is categorised as “Crime committed by others”, given that Hammond was fighting with a knife, it’s entirely possible whoever did stab him ( not Nyki Kish ) was arguably acting in self-defense. Hammond was certainly acting in a very provocative way.