A 16-year-old girl arrested Saturday in connection with strangling her 43-year-old boyfriend during sexual activities will face trial as an adult after officials agreed to charge her with second-degree murder, according to court documents.
On Saturday night police were called to an apartment complex after they received a call from Tracey Woodside, Jessica Burlew’s mother, stating that she believed her daughter’s boyfriend, Jason Ash, was dead.
Glendale police say Burlew used an electrical wire to choke Jason Ash during what she claimed to be a consensual sex act. 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.