Our sincere condolences go out to the family of Jasmyn Tully, to the 17 year-old boy who stabbed her, and to his family. They are all victims of this terrible poison.
Homicidal and Suicidal thoughts are very common symptoms of synthetic marijuana. Psychosis, inability to feel pain, and paranoia are additional reasons why this is so incredibly dangerous to the user, to innocent bystanders, and to the law enforcement community.
It is time for everyone to stop pretending that this is some small problem that will fade. We all must take it upon ourselves to rid our communities of this dangerous substance.
Teen killed 17-year-old Jasmyn Tully because he ‘felt an urge to hurt someone’: authorities
Investigators looking into claims suspect was high on K2, a.k.a., Spice
BY NANCY DILLON / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 2:51 PM
A teen stabbing suspect who allegedly killed a sleeping 17-year-old Washington girl because he “felt an urge to hurt someone” will be charged with second degree murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.
The 17-year-old male was out of his mind after smoking a large amount of synthetic marijuana and even tried to take his own life, his distraught uncle told local media.
The formal filing, expected later today or Wednesday, means the suspect will face trial as an adult and a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted of the murder charge and a deadly weapon enhancement, authorities said.
“It appears the two individuals knew each other, were acquainted and attended school together. But right now the motive is unclear,” Ian Goodhew, spokesman for the King County Prosecuting Attorney told the Daily News.
He said investigators were reviewing family reports that the suspect was high on the cannabis substitute known as K2 or Spice before the Saturday morning incident in Tukwila, near Seattle.
“We are (checking on that). Whether that has any impact on the actual charge is unlikely. All we have are relatives saying that. There’s not an automatic blood draw from individuals arrested,” Goodhew said.
“He woke up and went to the bathroom, and when he left the bathroom he said he was a changed person, and he doesn’t understand what happened mentally in his mind,” uncle John Siebenbaum told KDAF-TV after visiting his nephew in custody.
“I don’t know what happened to me. I don’t know where me making sound judgments went and to what happened. It’s like I blacked out and tuned everything out. And I come to in the park trying to kill myself,” the suspect reportedly said, according to Siebenbaum.
First responders found victim Jasmyn Tully with a stab wound on the left side of her neck and possible defensive wounds on her right hand after responding to a call of a woman bleeding and unconscious just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.
She died a short time later at the hospital.
Cops said they found the teen suspect about 15 minutes later walking in the street a few blocks away with a cut on his left wrist and no shoes.
He originally told investigators that a black man dressed in all black and combat boots attacked him after he chased the man from the apartment, according to a police report.
Confronted with “discrepancies” in his story, the teen later admitted that after Tully fell asleep, he “felt an urge to hurt someone,” the police report stated.
He began to strangle her while she slept and stabbed her in the neck when she struggled, the report said.
He admitted he self-inflicted the wound on his wrist and showed detectives where he tossed the knife, police said.
The suspect’s uncle said it “breaks his heart” that synthetic marijuana remains on the market.
“A young woman is dead because of this. Those people will never get their daughter back, ever. I’ll never get my nephew back,” Siebenbaum told KDAF. “This is unacceptable.”