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Two West Palm Beach Women Charged With Aggravated Battery For Night Club Fight

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The Palm Beach Post reports that two West Palm Beach women, who apparently resided together at the same address, were arrested for fighting at a local nightclub.

Each woman, one 24 years-old, the other 46 years-old, are both charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

According to police, officers responded to a report of a fight around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Sunshine Lounge at 609 Eighth St.

Witnesses claim that the fight between the two women began in the club's bathroom, and then carried out into the parking lot.

Reports allege that each woman struck the other with an object, hence the "deadly weapon" component of the charge.

In mutual combatant situations like this, sometimes it is hard to charge both parties with battery since they both consented to the touching by agreeing to fight. However, if there is evidence that they did not agree to fight with weapons or that force was escalated by the use of weapons, they can be charged.