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BURIEN, Wash. - Jasmyn Tully didn't wanted her dad to worry - she always checked in - until last Saturday.

I was actually texting her when I got the call from the coroner, said Stephen Tully.

Tully has lost his job, lost his home, and now has lost his only child - his everything.

I won't ever have a moment where I won't be thinking about her. And I'm gonna miss her, he said. I hope she didn't suffer and she's ok where she is now.

Jasmyn's life came to an early end Saturday morning at a home in Tukwila. She was strangled, then stabbed to death, allegedly by a boy she considered a friend, by a boy who admits he killed her because he wanted to hurt someone.

The 17-year-old suspect appeared in juvenile court, his wrist bandaged from a self-inflicted wound. Police want to know if he was high on synthetic marijuana or spice, as it's known. Rage is considered a side effect of this very unpredictable drug.

Jasmyn's father doesn't buy it.

It'd be a cop out, he said.

Whatever the reason, the outcome is sadly the same. A girl who had fallen in with the wrong crowd finally getting her life right again, only to have it cut short.

She could push my buttons sometimes but you always knew you were alive when you were around her, said Tully.

The 17-year-old suspect is expected to face murder charges as an adult Tuesday or Wednesday.

Jasmyn Tully was enrolled in a high school alternative program at South Seattle Community College where her dad says she had a 4.0 grade point average.

A memorial service is set for Saturday at 9 a.m. at Sahak Khemararam Buddhist Assoc., 824 S. 100th St., Seattle. The public is welcome.

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