Utah County girl’s death prompts bill targeting assisted suicide

The recent death of a Utah County girl sparked debate after her suicide led to murder charges, prompting legislation that re-defines assisting in suicide as manslaughter.

Tyerell Przybycien faces murder charges in the death of 16-year-old Jchandra Brown. Court records say Przybycien purchased physical materials and persuaded Brown to commit suicide in Payson Canyon in May.

The case prompted Rep. Michael K. McKell, R-Spanish Fork, to introduce legislation, HB86, that would make aiding another person in committing suicide an offense.

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