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Man Booked into Jail for 1st Degree Murder of Lynnwood Boy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 17, 2017
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
Lynnwood, Wash. – An 19 year-old man from Kerville, Texas has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail for 1st degree murder.  He suspected of killing a 6 year-old Lynnwood boy yesterday.  The name of the suspect, who was visiting his family in Lynnwood, will not be released until he makes his initial appearance in court.  The following is a synapsis of the detective's charging recommendation from the suspect's "super form" which establishes probable cause for booking into jail:

"On 10/16/17, between the approximate hours of 1400 and 1500 hours, a six year old male, D.P. was left in the care of 19 year old [name redacted]  at Bristol Square Apartments, 15700 44 Ave W #C103, Lynnwood, Unincorporated Snohomish County, WA. [name redacted] admitted, during that time, to filling a bathtub with water with the intention of drowning and killing D.P. [name redacted] admitted to calling D.P. to the bathroom, picking him up and placing him face down in the water, and holding D.P.’s head underneath the water while D.P. struggled for approximately 30 seconds before becoming still. [name redacted] said he left D.P. face down in the water for approximately six minutes. He did not provide life saving measures on D.P. [name redacted] changed his clothing, wrapped D.P.’s body in a blanket and placed him in a cardboard box, which he used to dispose D.P.’s body in the nearest garbage dumpster. D.P. was determined to be deceased by paramedics on scene approximately 12 hours after his initial disappearance."
Cause and manner of death of the victim, as well as identification, are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.