Teen charged as an adult in West Valley murder
September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:37pm
By Nicole Gonzales

WEST VALLEY CITY -- The West Valley teen accused of stabbing a classmate to death in front of a Family Dollar store earlier this week has been charged as an adult in the crime.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office charged 16-year-old Jonatan Bustos Thursday with first-degree murder for killing 15-year-old Tayler Pankow.

"He's been charged as an adult because he meets the state statute," Mark Biljanic, District Attorney's office spokesman, said. "Basically, if you're 16 and you commit murder, that crime falls under the jurisdiction of the district court."

Charging documents say on Aug. 30 Bustos and Tayler Pankow were in front of the Family Dollar store at 4760 W. 4715 South when they began arguing over a stolen iPod. the documents say Bustos pulled a knife and stabbed Tayler Pankow twice in the torso then ran from the scene.

Tayler Pankow's family is still grieving, of course, but they say they've already forgiven Bustos.

Source: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=12267905

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