Texts have emerged in the case of the Utah teen who allegedly helping a 16-year-old girl commit suicide.
Tyerell Przybycien, 18, texted a friend, expressing giddiness to watch somebody die, prosecutors allege.
“It be awesome,” he wrote, according to Inside Edition. “Be like getting away with murder.”
Turns out Przybycien will actually be tried with murder. He has been charged with murder and failure to report a dead body. On Tuesday, a judge made a ruling that he will stand trial for Jchandra Brown’s death, stating that it is “reasonable to infer” that Przybycine intended to cause Brown’s death and that she would not have died without his help.
“Because the probable cause standard at preliminary hearings is low, and because all reasonable inferences are viewed in a light most favorable to the State, the Court finds there is reasonable belief that [Przybycien’s] conduct meets the elements of murder,” Judge James Brady said according to the Daily Herald.
Brown reportedly asked for Przybycien’s assistance in killing herself.
Back in April, he texted a friend, asking “What you do if you knew a friend was trying to commit suicide?”
The friend replied, according to the Washington Post. “Talk them out of ut.”
“The thing is,” Przybycien replied, “I wanna help kill them. It be awesome. Seriously im going to help her. Its like getting away with murder! . . . I’m seriously not joking. It’s going down in about a week or two.”
Prosecutors claim he bought a rope, which he helped fasten to a tree for Brown. He even allegedly tied the noose. He put a pedestal under the hanging rope for Brown to stand on, prosecutors said. Then, Przybycien recorded the teen putting the noose around her neck and inhaling pressurized air from an air duster that Przybycien purchased. The pressurized air caused Brown to pass out.
The suspect continued recording Brown for 10 minutes after she passed out, according to police. The cell phone containing that video was left near her body, in addition to a receipt for the rope, which revealed Przybycien’s credit card.
Przybycien’s lawyer argues that Brown was responsible for ending her own life.
His client could face 15 years to life in prison but he is expected to enter a plea deal.
[Photo: Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Facebook]