Police have charged a 19-year-old Washington man with manslaughter after he raped a high school student as she was dying of a drug overdose. According to The Associated Press, Brian Roberto Varela also texted semi-nude photos of 18-year-old Alyssa Mae Noceda to his friends.
Court documents reveal that Varela told detectives Noceda had snorted Percocet and ingested liquid marijuana before collapsing at his house. Instead of calling for help, Varela texted friends, “LOL, I think she od’d, still breathing.” He also told a friend that Noceda “died while having sex with me.”
Investigators say Alyssa Noceda experienced an overdose after ingesting Percocet and concentrated THC. Investigators say the man she was with started having sex with her and apparently knew she was dying but did nothing to help, and later tried to hide his involvement #komonews pic.twitter.com/VEZ3DneLmo
— Joel Moreno (@JoelMorenoKOMO) February 10, 2018
Police discovered Noceda’s body in a plastic crate at Varela’s home. The suspect reportedly told police that he had planned to bury the body with onions in order to mask the smell.
Valera has been charged with second-degree rape and controlled substance homicide. A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid Noceda’s grieving family. Her mother, Gina Pierson, has been posting tributes to her slain daughter on Facebook in the wake of the brutal crime.
Read the full story at The Associated Press.