A teenage girl was stabbed to death at her friend's house - because he allegedly wanted to hurt someone after smoking synthetic marijuana.
Jasmyn Tully, 17, was found at the apartment in Tukwila, Washington, early Saturday, unconscious and bleeding from stab wounds.
A 17-year-old youth arrested in the stabbing has been ordered held in detention for investigation of second-degree murder.
The young man told police he had 'felt an urge to hurt someone'.
The Seattle Times says an uncle reports that the young man, whose name has not been released, had smoked synthetic marijuana, known by its street name, Spice.
Rage has been considered a side-effect of the drug, which is sold at smoke shops in the area.
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 say they found the suspect wandering the streets nearby with a gash in 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.
The deadline for prosecutors to file charges is Wednesday.
Family said the teen had troubles with drugs in the past but was pulling her life together.
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Bright future: The teenager was enrolled in a high school alternative program at South Seattle Community College, where she had a 4.0 grade point average
Victim: A Tukwila police report released Monday by prosecutors says a young man suspected of killing Jasmyn told police he had 'felt an urge to hurt someone'
According to King 5 News, Jasmyn was a good student who considered the boy accused of her murder a friend.
Her father, Stephen Tully, told the station his daughter was enrolled in a high school alternative program at South Seattle Community College, where she had a 4.0 grade point average.
He said linking alleged drug use on the suspect's part to the alleged crime would be a 'cop out'.
Blinking back tears as he remembered his daughter, Mr Tully said: 'I was actually texting her when I got the call from the coroner.'
Scene: Jasmyn was allegedly killed at this home on the 11600 block of 42nd Avenue South in Tukwila, Washington, where she was said to have visited a friend
Accused: A 17-year-old male suspect appeared in juvenile court, his wrist bandaged from a self-inflicted wound, on Monday afternoon
Grieving: Jasmyn's father, Stephen Tully, had lost his job and his home before finding out about his daughter's death
He told the network how he had lost his job and his home before losing his only child, Jasmyn.
'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,' he told King 5.
A public memorial service is set for Saturday at 9am at Sahak Khemararam Buddhist Association in Seattle.
WHAT IS SPICE?
It can bring on hallucinations that last for days, is hard to detect, and was legal in some states until earlier last year.
Spice is made up of exotic plants from Asia like Blue Lotus and Bay Bean. Their leaves are coated with chemicals that mimic the effects of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, but are five to 200 times more potent.
More than 40 states have banned some of its chemicals, prompting sellers to turn to the internet, where it is marketed as incense or potpourri.
The packets usually say the ingredients are not for human consumption but also tout them as 'mood enhancing'.
Even service members were reported to have preferred it because up until this year there was no way to detect it with urine tests.
A test was developed after the Drug Enforcement Administration put a one-year emergency ban on five chemicals found in the drug.
There are more than 200 other chemicals used in the drug. They remain legal and their effects on the mind and body remain largely unknown.
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