A teenage girl and her boyfriend are currently being charged after a bizarre video showed the two laughing about “murdering somebody” and having lots of sex.
Prosecutors are using the shocking video obtained by KLAS to charge Aaron Guerrero, 18, and his 16-year-old girlfriend, Sierra Halseth, the daughter of a former Nevada state senator.
“Welcome back to our YouTube channel … Day 3 after murdering somebody …” Guerrero, with a smirk on his face, says into the camera.
“Whoa!” Halseth responds, giggling, “Don’t put that on camera.” Guerrero says, “It was worth it,” before kissing his girlfriend on the forehead.
The teen then boasts about how they “had sex a lot today,” to which her boyfriend mumbles, it was “payment for doing it.”
He then smacked her across the face and wrapped his hand around her throat, making Halseth pretend to choke before glancing at the camera with her eyes wide and casually saying, “So, yeah.”
According to the article, the purported admission was videotaped in April, six days after they reportedly killed Halseth’s father, Daniel Halseth, 45, by dismembering him and setting fire to his home.
They left in the father’s blue Nissan Altima but were apprehended in Salt Lake City less than a week later, apparently traveling to California.
According to KLAS, the father was killed when the teens’ parents told them they couldn’t be together any longer.
Police say that the two teens stabbed him and attempted to set fire and dismember him while using his bank card to purchase the items needed for the crime.
According to the story, prosecutors showed the grand jury images of the daughter buying bleach and her boyfriend buying a saw, lighter fluid, and gloves.
Prosecutors also showed the jury photographs of the blood-soaked crime scene, which included knives, saws, lighter fluid, burned items, and a blood-soaked rug was discovered in the trunk of the getaway car.
According to text conversations obtained by KLAS, the smoke-filled crime scene was uncovered when Daniel Halseth’s mother, Christine Halseth, couldn’t reach him – and grew increasingly dubious of her granddaughter’s excuses.
She reportedly texted, “His phone has been acting up, but he’s okie,” the teen texted her concerned grandmother at some point, according to the texts. “It should be all fixed by tomorrow night, no worries :)”
“Why are you doing this?” Christine Halseth asked her granddaughter the next day. “Now the police are involved.”
Even though she is only 16, the daughter has been charged as an adult, but she cannot face the death penalty under Nevada law, according to KLAS.
In addition to the murder allegations, the two have been charged with conspiracy, arson, robbery, and fraudulent credit card use.
Guerrero, who is 18 years old, might face the death penalty. According to his attorney, Gabriel Grasso, the case will be evaluated by the district attorney’s office next week.
Sierra’s mother, Elizabeth Halseth, was a Republican state senator who was elected as the youngest person to the Nevada Senate at the age of 27 in 2010, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She has since remarried and has remained silent on the claims leveled against her daughter.
In a statement released to KLAS, the deceased man’s family said he was “first and foremost a loving father, brother, and son, who was the heart of the Halseth family.” The family added, “To have him taken from us in such a horrific, savage, senseless, and violent act of murder leaves us heartbroken, and our grief is unyielding.” The statement continued, “The total lack of remorse on display in the video is both reprehensible and unforgivable.” The family said it is “waiting for justice to be served with the maximum accountability allowed.” They added, “We loved Dan very much, and we miss him every moment of the day.”