Glendale, Ariz. (AZ Central) -- The 16-year-old girl arrested in Glendale on Saturday in connection
with strangling her 43-year-old boyfriend during sexual activities will
face trial as an adult after the Maricopa County Attorney's Office
agreed to charge her with second-degree murder, according to court
Glendale police say Jessica Burlew used an electrical wire to choke
Jason Ash during sexual activities. When Ash seemed to have passed out,
Burlew told officers she cut him with a razor to get him to respond. She
told officers that she continued to cut him to relieve her own stress,
according to the documents.
Ash was declared dead at about 5:45 p.m., according to the documents.
Burlew told police she and Ash would often engage in these types of activities prior to sex, according to the documents.
Her mother, Tracey Woodside, told police her daughter had called her
and said Ash was dead. Woodside said she met Burlew at their home near
Olive and 63rd avenues and saw Ash dead on the bed while fully clothed
with unbuttoned pants, according to the documents.
Woodside went to the neighbor's apartment and used his cellphone to
call the police, according to documents. She performed CPR on Ash until
emergency responders arrived.
Burlew had left the apartment, according to the documents. She called
the neighbors to try to speak with her mother and gave the name "Xenia
Mex," according to the documents. She told an officer she was scared but
refused to return to the apartment, according to the document.
A person wearing a burka walked by the crime scene and entered the
neighbor's apartment, according to the document. The neighbor approached
police and said the person was Burlew.
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