A Wylie teenager is being accused of murder—an act which he believes
he performed as a way to protect the victim's girlfriend. The teen
felt as if the girlfriend was being harmed by her boyfriend. It is still
being determined whether he will be tried as an adult or if he will face
charges at the juvenile level.
The teen is one of two being accused of strangling their 17 year old schoolmate
in a dispute over the girl that occurred on March 8. After the schoolmate
was killed, the two teens dumped his body in Garland. Since the boys are
juveniles, their names are not being released.
Allegedly, the teen was being threatened by the victim for his interest
in the girlfriend, and one witness claims that he had broken up a confrontation
between the two earlier on in the day. The suspect was fond of a series
of books about an avenging hero, and is also a fan of the TV show
Dexter, which is about a man who kills criminals that have escaped the criminal
justice system. The teen's psychologist, who was hired by the defense,
claims that the victim was avenging and protecting a girl that he cared
about from someone who did not care about her.
A series of witnesses described the victim as quiet, polite and respectful.
He was well-behaved, got average grades, and did not have a history of
behavior problems. The psychologist reported that the teen was depressed,
angry, and holds grudges. However, he wants to make people happy and is
unlikely to commit violent acts in the future. If the victim is tried
and convicted as an adult, he could be facing up to life in prison for
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