PROVO, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Tyerell Przybycien was charged with murder and failing to report a body.
The 18-year-old was arrested Saturday after authorities learned he allegedly helped a 16-year-old commit suicide and then filmed it.
According to charging documents filed by the Utah County attorney, Przybycien sent text messages to a friend that described his role.
Following the girl’s suicide, prosecutors claimed he sent a text to his friend: “Bro it happened.. I helped her do it too and I feel so guilty.”
In other texts prior to the girl’s death, the charging documents claimed he wrote a friend: “What do you do if you knew a friend was trying to commit suicide?”
The friend replied: “Talk them out of ut (sic).”
But Przybycien allegedly had different ideas. According to the court documents he wrote: “The thing is.. I wanna (sic) help kill them. It be awesome. Seriously im (sic) going to help her. Its like getting away with murder! Im (sic) so f—– up. I’m seriously not joking. Its going down in about a week or two.”
Prosecutors claimed Przybycien “intentionally or knowingly caused (girl’s) death, intended to cause serious bodily injury to (girl) while committing acts clearly dangerous to human life that caused her death.”
Przybycien remains in the Utah County jail on $20,000 cash only bail. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.