A Utah teenager who helped a woman dangle herself final yr was sentenced Friday to between 5 years and life in jail as a part of a plea deal.
In Could 2017, 16-year-old Jchandra Brown hanged herself at a campground in Payson, Utah, whereas her good friend Tyerell Przybycien recorded it on his cellphone. Her physique was found the subsequent day.
Prosecutors stated Przybycien purchased the rope and tied the noose Brown put round her neck, and he bought the compressed air she used to knock herself out earlier than dying.
Przybycien additionally supplied commentary as he recorded her final moments on a 10-minute video.
Przybycien, now 19, had been charged with first-degree homicide however in October agreed to plead responsible to baby abuse murder. He was given 580 days credit score for time served in jail.
“What I did I am not proud,” he stated in court docket Friday, in accordance with a report from CNN affiliate KSL, “and it does not deserve pity.”
He added that he hopes Brown’s household will forgive him “for my immature and inconsiderate and rash choices.”
Brown’s mom, who introduced a big framed picture of Jchandra to court docket, stated she needed Przybycien to be in jail.
“I do not need him out to trigger ache and havoc on anybody else’s household, anybody else’s youngsters,” she stated, in accordance with KSL. “I can’t describe to you the ache of shedding a baby.”
Each the prosecution and protection agreed that Przybycien was concerned in Brown’s demise. The state had stated Brown would not have killed herself if not for Przybycien’s involvement, which they are saying he talked about in texts and interviews.
His protection, nevertheless, says Brown finally determined to finish her life, and hung herself on the Maple Lake Campground. The positioning is about 15 miles south of Spanish Fork,the place Przybycien lived, and about 25 miles south of Provo.
CNN reached out to prosecution and protection attorneys however did not get any fast replies.
CNN associates reported that Przybycien was additionally sentenced in an unrelated case to 5 years, which he’ll serve similtaneously his murder sentence.
The case prompted Utah to go a legislation this yr making it unlawful for somebody to assist one other take their life.
CNN’s Marlena Baldacci, AJ Willingham and Tony Marco contributed to this report.