‘LOL’: Suspect allegedly texted about overdose, rape and death

Then he used the Mariner High student’s thumb to hack her iPhone and tried to cover up the crime, police say.

Brian Varela is seen on a video monitor during his arraignment on Wednesday in Everett District Court. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Brian Varela is seen on a video monitor during his arraignment on Wednesday in Everett District Court. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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