Prosecutors said that Megan was accompanying her boyfriend that was killed in the gunnery by her own will and nobody made her stay with the 27-years-old Jose Agnel. But the girl told the jury another story.
The teen can be imprisoned because of the death of one of the police officers.
The 18-years-old Megan Grunwald is charged with murder and other smaller charges because of the events that took place in Utah the last year.
Prosecutors said that Megan was accompanying her boyfriend that was killed in the gunnery by her own will and nobody made her stay with the 27-years-old Jose Agnel. But the girl told the jury another story. In particular, she said that her boyfriend made her ride through three regions in Utah otherwise threatening to injure her family.
Laws in Utah say that the companion of the villain is as responsible for the crime as the villain itself. And as Jose shot one police officer and wounded another before being shot, prosecutors demand the life sentence in prison for the girl who just turned 18.
The charges turned against Grunwald foresee a minimum of 25 years in prison. The death penalty is also allowed in Utah, but this punishment can’t be applied to the girls because at the moment of committing the crime, the girl was underaged.
The deadly accident happened when one of the police officers came to the car in which the couple was sitting and asked for the ID. Jose gave him a fake ID and seeing that the officer had been becoming more and more suspicious about the document, shot the man and drove away.
Megan’s attorney said that his client is innocent and she was frightened when it all happened.