UPDATE, 6/7: Okrzesik was indicted today for first-degree murder.
Original post, 5/21:
Police say 19-year-old Juliana Mensch was strangled in a Fort Lauderdale home by two of her friends, James Ayers and his girlfriend, Nicole Okrzesik, who wanted to rob her for drug money. Ayers was arrested several days following the killing after reportedly telling a friend that he did it; Okrzesik was arrested May 10 and blamed the whole thing on Ayers.
We showed you text messages between the accused killers last week in which Okrzesik repeatedly tells Ayers not to call police, saying, "Why the fuck would you do that and ruin both our lives when we can just get rid of the shit and move on."
But there's more incriminating evidence that points to her -- according to police, while Mensch was sleeping on the floor of Ayers' rented room, Okrzesik was using her phone to Google how to kill her.
At 3:09 a.m. on March 24, Okrzesik (or someone using her phone) sent a text that said "she's laying on my floor LMAO."
At 3:36, she sent another text asking another friend if he knew anywhere to get crack. (The friend responded "what hell no.")
3:38 -- Google search for "chemicals to passout a person"
Yahoo! Answers page opened: "What kind of chemicals make people sleep/pass out?
Yahoo! Answers page opened: "Whats on those rags that make people pass out?"
3:39 -- Ask.com search for "making people faint"
Wikipedia entry opened: "Suicide methods"
Wikipedia entry opened: "Murder-suicide"
3:40 -- Google search for "ways to kill people in their sleep"
3:41 -- GoLivewire.com forum entry opened. Police documents say the title was "could you kill someone in their sleep and no one would think it was murder," but the only forum entry I could confirm was "could you kill someone in their sleep and no one would think it was you."
3:42 -- Cracked.com article opened: "The 7 Most Insane Things People Have Done While Sleepwalking."
Blog post opened: "Ways to Kill Someone With Your Bare Hands"
3:43 -- Google search for "how to suffocate someone"
3:44 -- Google search for "how to poison someone"
3:44 -- Blog post opened: "Thirteen ways to poison someone"
(The only web page I can find that corresponds to "Thirteen ways to poison someone" is "Thirteen Ways to Poison Someone... On Paper," which is a post containing tips to aspiring authors about how to get rid of characters in their stories.)
That blog post was the last activity on Okrzesik's phone for the rest of the night. Police say Mensch was killed "minutes" later.