• Woman accused in boyfriend's suicide faces judge

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    A former Issaquah High School graduate who is accused of urging her boyfriend to commit suicide just hours before he was set to graduate from Boston College faced a judge Friday.

    >> Former Issaquah teammates of woman accused in boyfriend's suicide speak

    Inyoung You, 21, is accused of sending 22-year-old Alexander Urtula tens of thousands of abusive text messages.

    Prosecutors shared shocking text messages they said drove Urtula to kill himself.

    You was surrounded by attorneys and cameras when she walked into the courtroom and prosecutors made her listen to her own horrifying words.

    "Do everyone a favor and go f***ing kill yourself. You'r such a f***ing stupid ass worthless s***," prosecutors read in court.

    They read text, after text -- highlighting the abuse they said caused Urtula's to jump off a parking structure the day he was supposed to graduate in May from Boston College.

    "I want to bash your head against the wall. Hey, go f***ing hit your head on the f***ing sink repeatedly," another test message prosecutors read in court.

    Police said the breaking point came when You tracked Urtula's phone to a parking garage and she was present when he jumped to his death May 20. Police said You watched it happen.

    Prosecutors are now focusing on the 75,000 texts the couple exchanged over a two-month period leading up to Urtula's death.

    In one, he said: "Inyoung, please, I'll give you whatever you want. I'll leave this f***ing earth, just please don't do anything, don't hurt yourself anymore. I'll get out of your life. I'll go die like you want."

    But You's defense attorney, Steven Kim said this isn't his client's fault. He went after prosecutors, saying the involuntary manslaughter charge against You is "unjust and callous."

    "Suicide is always sad, but to further punish the young woman who loved this man would only compound the tragedy that already exists," Kim said.

    As the case makes its way through the court -- You's former teammates are left thinking about her boyfriend's final moments: "Who knows what happened when they were up there?" Katie Bonnofsky, a former Issaquah teammate said. "How could you see that," Kaite asked. "It just boggles my mind, breaks my heart." 

    You's attorney said there's another side to the story and prosecutors are not talking about all the texts she sent her boyfriend, trying to save his life.

     


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