Scene: Jessica Burlew and her mother Tracey Woodside share an apartment in this block in Glendale, Arizona
A 16-year-old girl arrested on Saturday after allegedly strangling her 43-year-old boyfriend to death during a consensual sex game will be charged with second-degree murder as an adult.
Glendale police say that Jessica Burlew told them she used electrical wire to garote Jason Ash but when he lost consciousness she began to cut him with a razor blade to wake him.
When he failed to respond she told officers that she continued to cut him to 'relieve her own stress', according to court documents posted at Maricopa County Attorney's Office today.
Ash was declared dead at 5.45 pm on Saturday after emergency services were called by Burlew's mother, Tracey Woodside to their Phoenix apartment.
Woodside told police that she left her 16-year-old daughter, who suffers from schizophrenia and autism, alone with Ash and returned when Burlew phoned her to say that the 43-year-old man had been hurt.
According to Glendale police, Burlew told them that she and Ash would often get involved in auto-erotic asphyxiation games prior to having sex.
Woodside told police that when she arrived at her home she was met by her daughter who led her into a bedroom where she was confronted with the sight of Ash fully clothed, save for unbuttoned pants.
She then attempted to perform CPR until emergency responders arrived - but Ash was pronounced dead later according to AZCentral.com