Crude joke: US boys allegedly shoot girl for sending incessant messages, arrested

Logan: Two teenage boys accused of wounding a woman with a gunshot to the head concocted the plan in small-town Utah whereas collaborating in video video video games and discussing their need to "get rid" of the lady who was sending messages to one among them, authorities acknowledged.

"I just didn't want anything to do with Snapchatting her anymore," one in all many 16-year-old boys acknowledged, in keeping with an announcement he gave to police that was be taught aloud in juvenile courtroom docket Tuesday.

"Well, you've got a 6-inch blade, why don't you do it yourself," his pal replied.

The first boy acknowledged he first thought it was a "crude joke" nonetheless they saved plotting and settled on a plan that known as for him to slit 14-year-old Deserae Turner's throat, the assertion acknowledged.

He could not endure with it, so in its place he shot her behind the head in an isolated ditch behind a highschool using a gun he grabbed from beneath his brother's mattress, police acknowledged.

The model new particulars about ultimate month's assault emerged all through testimony from Cache County sheriff's Deputy Brian Groves all through a listening to by which a juvenile courtroom docket determine dominated that there was adequate proof for the boy to face trial, the Deseret Info reported ( ).

A listening to for the second boy is underway Wednesday. They have been charged with tried aggravated murder, aggravated theft and obstruction of justice throughout the assault on Deserae. She survived, nonetheless her family says she has been battling for her life.

She was found Feb. 17 in a dry canal throughout the small metropolis of Smithfield, a suburb spherical Logan.

The Associated Press should not be naming the boys because of they’re juveniles. Prosecutors acknowledged they’re going to search to have them charged as adults. One different listening to is about for May eight to search out out if the boy accused of pulling the set off may be tried as an grownup.

The AP is part of a media coalition that persuaded a determine to keep up the proceedings open to most of the people.

In courtroom docket Tuesday, authorities confirmed a March 10 video of Deserae in a hospital mattress, surrounded by tubes and blankets. Her prolonged curly hair was decrease off and her voice may barely be heard. She requested, "Who did it and why?" Smithfield police Detective Brandon Muir testified.

Her father instructed her the boys have been suspects, important Deserae to flash a look of shock. Her eyes really useful she was attempting to kind out what occurred, Muir acknowledged. He added bullet stays pressed as a lot as the doorway of Deserae's skull.