IRVING Jacob Boyd, an Irving Nimitz High School junior, is accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend to death after she declined to have sex with him, according to an affidavit.
The probable cause affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram Wednesday says that Boyd, 17, and Rachel Wiest were at a friend’s garage on Monday afternoon, discussing their relationship when she was strangled.
The affidavit says Boyd, 17, kept his hold on Wiest, 16, a sophomore at Nimitz, until she stopped moving.
She died early Tuesday at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
Boyd was in the Irving City Jail Wednesday, accused in the killing.
“Boyd told officers that he had choked her,” Detective Eric Curtis states in the affidavit.
Patrol officers responded to the unconscious person call shortly before 5 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of E. Sixth Street.
They found Wiest lying on the garage floor and Boyd still in the garage, which was owned by a friend, police said.
After Wiest rejected him, she tried to leave, but Boyd blocked the door and took her phone, throwing it on the ground and breaking it.
According to the affidavit, when Wiest bent over to pick it up, Boyd walked up behind her and placed her in a choke hold. He told detectives he held on for five to 10 minutes.
After he let her go, Boyd went to the homeowner, who called 911.
Initially, Boyd was charged with aggravated assault, but that charge was dropped and he faces a murder charge, police said.
Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763