In May 2017, 16-year-old Jchandra Brown hanged herself at a campsite in Payson, Utah while her friend Tyerell Przybycien recorded it on his cell phone. Her body was discovered the next day.
The prosecutors said Przybycien had bought the rope and tied the noose Brown had placed around his neck, and he bought the compressed air she had used to stop herself from dying.
he recorded his last moments in a 10-minute video.
19-year-old Przybycien was charged with first-degree murder, but agreed to plead guilty in October for murdering child molestation. He received 580 days credit for the time spent in prison.
He added that hopes that Brown's family will forgive him "because he is immature and thoughtless." Decisions. "
Brown's mother, who had brought a large framed photo of Jchandra to court, said she wanted Przybycien in prison.
"I do not want him to harass and devastate another's family – the children of other children," she said, according to KSL. "I can not describe the pain of losing a child."
Both the prosecution and the defense agreed that Przybycien was involved in Brown's death. The state had said Brown would not have killed himself if Przybycien had not been involved in what he had spoken about in texts and interviews.
However, his defense says that Brown eventually decided to end her life by hanging on the Maple Lake campground. The site is located about 15 miles south of Spanish Fork, where Przybycien lived, and about 25 miles south of Provo.
CNN turned to prosecutors and defense attorneys but received no immediate answers.
CNN members reported that Przybycien was also sentenced to five years in an independent case while serving as a murder
The case prompted Utah to pass a law this year that makes it illegal for someone to help another, to take her life.