PROVO, Utah -- A man was sentenced to five years to life in prison for child abuse homicide after prosecutors say he goaded a teenage girl into taking her own life and filmed her death.
Tyerell Przybycien, 19, pleaded guilty to a child abuse homicide as a first-degree felony in October of this year.
Friday he was sentenced to five years to life for child abuse homicide and up to five years for sexual exploitation of a minor. Both sentences may be served concurrently.
Przybycien was accused of goading 16-year-old Jchandra Brown into taking her own life in Payson Canyon.
Prosecutors allege the man purchased a rope, tied a noose and filmed the suicide.
With no laws in Utah relating to assisting another person in a suicide, prosecutors filed a murder charge against the man before reaching a plea deal.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, help is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-TALK. Utahns can also visit Hope4Utah and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center for additional resources. You can also download the SafeUT app for instant, confidential crisis services.