Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Utah Teen Who Filmed Girl's Suicide Sentenced to Prison

Tyerell Przybycien 
Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake City Tribune 

Provo - A 19-year-old man was sentenced to five years to life in prison Friday for helping a teenage girl hang herself and then filmng the act.

Tyerell Przybycien apologized to Jchandra Brown's mother and said he hoped him taking responsibility by pleading guilty would help everyone heal.

"I'm also hoping that,  although I don't deserve it, the victims's family will be able to forgive me for the immature, thoughtless and rash decision," Przybycien told the judge.

A lawyer for Przybycien asked the judge for two years in jail and five years of probation. But 4th District Judge James Brady opted for the longer sentence in the death of Brown, who was 16.

Przybycien in October pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse homicide.

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