17-year-old Jasmyn Tully was stabbed to death at her friend’s house because he allegedly wanted to hurt someone after smoking the synthetic marijuana, Spice.
Jasmyn was found at the apartment in Tukwila, Washington, early Saturday, unconscious and bleeding from stab wounds.
The 17-year-old assailant was arrested for the stabbing and is being held in a detention center on charges of second-degree murder.
According to the Seattle Times, the young man told police he had “felt an urge to hurt someone.”
Investigators say the 17-year-old suspect was staying in the apartment at the 11600 block of 42nd Avenue South in Tukwila when he stabbed Jasmyn.
Police found the suspect wandering the streets with a gash on his arm, claiming he had been stabbed, but chased his attacker away.
The suspect appeared in juvenile court, his wrist bandaged from a self-inflicted wound, on Monday afternoon, where the families were both present.
Family said the teen had troubles with drugs in the past but was pulling his life together.
According to friends Jasmyn was a good student who considered the boy accused of her murder a friend.
Her father, Stephen Tully, said his daughter was enrolled in a high school alternative program at South Seattle Community College, where she had a 4.0 grade point average.
Holding back tears Tully said-
“I was actually texting her when I got the call from the coroner.I won’t ever have a moment where I won’t be thinking about her. And I’m gonna miss her. I hope she didn’t suffer and she’s OK where she is now”
A public memorial service is set for Saturday at 9am at Sahak Khemararam Buddhist Association in Seattle.
The deadline for prosecutors to file charges is Wednesday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Tully family during this tragic time.