by: Kevin McCarty Updated:
Charging documents filed in Kitsap County accuse the mother of a 9-year-old Seabeck boy of second-degree murder by “homicidal asphyxiation."
Ryan Tyler Rosales was found dead in his home on Symes Road early Tuesday after family members called 911 saying he was “not breathing" and "had bumps on his face."
Detectives with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation, calling the boy’s death suspicious.
The boy’s mother, Amber Lynn James, 47, was booked into the Kitsap County jail on suspicion of second-degree murder later that night.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in superior court, the boy’s father, who is estranged from James, “thinks the mother is crazy,” adding, “Amber is still talking about people following her.”
The probable cause states a sheriff’s deputy listening to a recording of the 911 call reported hearing a woman later identified as James say, “get a gun, get a gun, I’m being followed."
The affidavit states detectives investigating the crime scene found writing on the walls in the room where the boy’s body was found that included, “Harvest," Spaywar," “Greed kills," “Sex Trade," “God is coming," “No Pedo," and “Michael=Devil."
In the affidavit, detectives described a conversation with James during which she told them, “she’d recently been watching conspiracy type videos on YouTube.com related to politics and 'chemtrails' which seemed to have created some anxiety for her.”
Investigators said that during questioning, James told detectives "she needed to save her son from people who were after us, needed to protect him. She stated she prayed, thought about it, cried then put her hands around his throat so he couldn’t breathe any longer.”
Investigators said she also asked, “How do I explain to someone why I just (expletive) killed my kid? What is a good explanation of that? I killed my (expletive) kid.”
Detectives wrote, “Amber did not cry or have any tears.”
James made an appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court without entering a plea.
Her arraignment was postponed until Friday. She is being held on $1 million bail.
More news from KIRO 7:
- Daylight saving time 2017: When do we set our clocks back?
- Viral video of teen getting beaten in Kent spawns hate speech online
- Retired fire chief rescued woman from car crash, then arrested
- Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez detail their relationship in Vanity Fair profile
- Free tacos! Taco Bell offers freebie Wednesday
© 2017 Cox Media Group.
Mother accused of murdering 9-year-old Seabeck boy
It's move-in day for Tent City 3, despite last-minute attempt to stop it
Multiple people injured in Federal Way crash
U-Haul with over $1 million in music equipment stolen from SeaTac hotel…
NFL report: Kam Chancellor expected to miss rest of season