Allen Ivanov, 20 years old, stands accused of killing three people at a house party earlier this year in July and injuring two more others. He pleaded guilty on Monday, December 19th, for three counts of aggravated first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder right before the prosecution was prepared to announce the decision of seeking the death penalty.
After the criminal investigation was concluded, the law enforcement officers determined that the teenager acted on his murderous plan when Ivanov perceived his former girlfriend as moving on with her life after their breakup rather easily.
Hence, on July 30, Allen Ivanov walked into the house where the party was hosted with a rifle and opened fire. Three people died on the scene, his ex-girlfriend included. All victims, Jacob Long, Anna Bui, and Jordan Ebner were 19 years of age. Two others sustained injuries but were able to escape with their lives.
According to the police officials, Allen Ivanov had no prior training in wielding a firearm. Before carrying out his plan, he sat outside the house party and read the instruction manual to familiarize himself with the weapon. Moments later, he went inside and started shooting. The weapon Ivanov used was an AR-15-style rifle with two 30-round clips.
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Janice Ellis set Allen Ivanov sentencing for January 12th, 2017. Last week, before Mark Roe, Snohomish County Prosecutor announced the decision to seek the death penalty, Ivanov’s attorney asked the Judge for more time in order to gather enough evidence to support that the perpetrator was mentally unstable, suffering from neurological problems. However, the judge did not grant permission.
Prior to the shooting, the offender left a letter, explaining his actions. The six-page piece was talking about the fact that he was extremely upset about his girlfriend breaking up with him. Furthermore, he tries to explain his actions, insisting nothing was wrong with the way he was looking at the situation and his resolve. Lastly, he blamed his actions on his selfishness.
“I’m selfish. That’s why I did this”, read Ivanov’s letter.
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