McVicker facing new charge in friend's shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. - Jeremy McVicker returned to court Friday to face new charges for the killing of his best friend, Dylan Heinen, and then trying to dismember his body.

Heinen, 19, was killed early Tuesday morning inside his north Spokane home. McVicker, also 19, is charged with his death.

It appeared in court Friday the gravity of what happened Tuesday morning is starting to set in for McVicker, who was visibly upset as he made his second court appearance.

McVicker second appearance

On Wednesday he was charged with first degree manslaughter. Friday morning prosecutors added an additional charged of tampering with physical evidence.

According to court documents McVicker admits he accidentally shot Heinen in the head early Tuesday morning. Instead of calling 9-1-1, McVicker told detectives he grabbed a hatchet and repeatedly stuck Heinen in the back and neck.

The Spokane County coroner said Heinen was struck approximately 40 times, which precipitated the new charge of evidence tampering.

McVicker's bond has been set at $1 Million. He will be arraigned February 12.