SANTA CLARA—A 16-year-old teenager has been charged with the murder of 12-year-old Dalilah Julianna Mederos Guerrero. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, January 25. 

According to reports, Guerrero snorted a pill that was sold to her by the suspect thinking that the pill was a Percocet, but it was fentanyl. Eye-witnesses indicated that immediately after she took the pill she passed out and began snoring which is a sign of fentanyl overdose. She took a lethal dose and passed away on November 12, 2020 at a local hospital. 

Guerrero was reported as the youngest person to fatally overdose on fentanyl in Santa Clara County in 2020. 

Prior to the sale, the suspect had information relating to the dangers of fentanyl overdose in his Google photos, according to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office

The suspect’s identity has not been released to the public. He will be tried in court as a minor.