September 5th at approximately 5:10 PM a 15-year-old male resident
of Marysville, WA was cooperative and taken into custody on charges of
Manslaughter in the second degree in the death of a 16-year-old Marysville
passed away in the early morning hours of August 28th 2017 at
Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA. His death was the direct result
of blunt trauma to the left side of his head resulting in a serious brain
injury he received in a “fist fight” that occurred on August 19th
2017 at about 2:40 PM, in the 8200 block of 52nd Dr. NE in a wooded
lot known to many of the locals as “Spook Woods”.
previously reported that the mutually agreed upon fight was to settle the
difference between the two juveniles. Marysville Investigators have learned
that the dispute was regarding a female juvenile who had recently developed a
relationship with the 16-year-old victim.
also learned that both the victim and suspect had “landed punches” on one
another during the fight. However, at one point the victim went to the ground. The
suspect punched, and then kicked the victim in the head while he was down. The
victim never got back up. According to witnesses, they tried to wake the
victim, and when he did not respond, 911 was called and Marysville Fire
Department was dispatched to the scene. The investigation shows that it was
over an hour that the victim laid in Spook Woods and was unresponsive to
efforts by the witnesses of the fight to have him recover from being “knocked
have worked with and kept the victim’s immediate family appropriately updated
on the investigation as it has proceeded.
arrest does not signal the end of the investigation. Aspects of this case are
continuing to be examined by Marysville Investigators”, said Sgt. James Maples,
Investigations Supervisor Marysville PD.
15-year-old suspect was booked into the Denny Youth Center in Everett on a
charge of Manslaughter 2nd degree.