Former Fairview student who threatened peers takes plea deal

Aug. 18—A former Fairview Excessive pupil accused of photoshopping others college students faces onto a threatening picture entered a responsible plea immediately and was sentenced to probation.

Esteben Yegian, 18, entered a responsible plea to interference with workers, college and college students of an academic establishment immediately and was sentenced to 2 years of probation. His two different counts had been dismissed.

Yegian’s probation consists of the requirement to have full-time employment or pupil standing, abide by the safety orders with the victims within the case and never eat alcohol, non-prescription medication or carry weapons.

In court docket Friday, Yegian’s lawyer Mike Rafik mentioned psychological well being evaluations indicated Yegian was no risk to the group.

“He’s keen after a few years of bullying within the Boulder Valley College District to go away and go to school,” Rafik mentioned.

Prosecutor McKenna Mayfield mentioned the victims within the case have been “residing a lifetime of hyper vigilance” and are additionally wanting ahead to transferring away and attending school.

“This consequence displays the gravity of the alternatives that the defendant made and the way they impacted the individuals round him and his group,” Mayfield mentioned in an e-mail. “Additionally, it’s a stability of the progress he is made since that point and his potential to maneuver ahead positively with the help he wants.”

Boulder District Choose Nancy Salomone informed Yegian he could haven’t felt protected because of the bullying he endured, however he additionally did not make individuals really feel protected.

“In the event you keep engaged with every little thing, it will all work out in the way in which it wants it for everybody,” Salomone mentioned.

In line with an affidavit, a number of social media posts made by Yegian on Oct. 19 had been reported to police in addition to via the Safe2Tell hotline.

The posts, made on Yegian’s Instagram account, depict an “inferno-like” scene wherein a central demonic determine was photoshopped with Yegian’s head. The determine seems to be preventing off 9 different figures which had been photoshopped with the photographs of Fairview Excessive college students.

The submit additionally featured textual content that learn, “Unbeknownst to you, you’ve got triggered extra distress than your price. Your ashes have extra numerical worth then your existence. MY WILL BE DONE.”

A Snapchat picture from Yegian’s account additionally reveals him making an attempt to purchase 12-gauge shotgun shells.

In line with an affidavit, a buddy of Yegian’s informed police that the evening earlier than the threats had been posted, Yegian requested about shopping for an “assault rifle” from the buddy’s father.

The buddy mentioned he knew Yegian was “violent” and didn’t promote him any weapons.

District Legal professional Michael Dougherty mentioned he actually appreciated the efforts of prosecutors and investigators within the case in addition to the cooperation of the sufferer households.

“This younger particular person triggered actual concern for the victims and their households,” Dougherty mentioned in an announcement. “For the reason that begin of the case, the defendant has made very optimistic strides via counseling and remedy; his lawyer offered our workplace and the court docket with numerous data to guage. The remedy will proceed for the subsequent two years and, if this younger man fails to conform, he faces doable incarceration.”

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