Charlie Ely, Suspect in Brutal Seath Jackson Murder, Says She Was Forced at Gunpoint to Participate

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Charlie Ely says she was forced to take part in Seath Jackson's brutal murder.
Disturbing details continue to emerge as police try to figure out why four teenagers and a 20-year-old brutally murdered 15-year-old Seath Jackson, burned his body, and stored his remains in paint cans last weekend in a small town near Ocala. Police have placed 18-year-old Michael Bargo, who they believe was the ringleader and instigator of the vicious crime, on suicide watch. Meanwhile, one of the suspects, 18-year-old Charlie Ely, says she took part in the crime only because others threatened to kill her if she didn't go along with the plan.

So far, police can point only to a twisted plan of revenge as motive. Riptide posted messages from Jackson's Facebook wall showing that Jackson had recently broken up with 15-year-old Amber Wright and that she had possibly begun dating Bargo.

News 13 says Bargo wanted to get revenge on Jackson for allegedly hitting Wright. It's believed Bargo ordered Wright to lure Jackson to the house by sending him a text saying she wanted to rekindle their relationship. When he arrived, he was greeted with a .22-caliber rifle and shot several times. The perpetrators then broke his legs, stuffed him into a sleeping bag, and then burned his body in a prelit fire in the back yard.

Bargo, Wright, her 16-year-old brother Kyle Hooper, 20-year-old Justin Soto, and 18-year-old Charlie Ely have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. All five could face the death penalty, and Wright and Hooper are expected to be tried as adults. Thirty-seven-year-old James Haven, Wright and Hooper's stepfather, was also arrested as an accessory to the crime.

Ely's motivation to take part in the murder has remained unclear, and so far she is the only suspect to talk to the media.

"They said that I'd be killed and it wasn't just a threat," Ely told journalists during a tearful jailhouse interview.

"It was a gun pointed in my face and everything."

The suspect says she was in a separate room, possibly with Wright, while most of the violence occurred in another room of the house.

Ely said she's "really not a bad person" and that she feels sorry for Jackson and his family, adding that she had met Jackson only twice before the incident.

Ely also said she's never been behind bars and has been to jail only to visit her father, husband, and uncle.

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abigail hale

i knew charlie too.the way that i knew her was bcuz my friend miranda poehler knows her.why charlie ur so mean.i never knew you were like this :(   :'(

abigail hale
abigail hale

why did you kill seath charlie.he was my brothers best friend ever.and i know you will regret it for sure.you make me sick now charlie.

RogueGraphics1
RogueGraphics1

I went to school with Charlie, in fact, she lived a few houses down from me.I'm just.. shocked. It's so sick, and I hope she get's the death penalty. I don't care that shes "married", I don't care she's "eighteen", and she didn't mention she had a baby - which she does, and a baby doesn't deserve a psychopathic mother.Fuck you Charlie, go die in hell.

Miran
Miran

Burn in jail. You deserve this so hard.

Badkittycat
Badkittycat

Why does this article say all five face the death penalty? Amber and Kyle will most certainly not, they are not adults. The maximum is life in prison. People seriously should check their facts before writing stories.

NO HOPE KIDS
NO HOPE KIDS

Put her down. She and the others that did this deserve death and to be forgotten--they weren't human to begin with. I would never hope for an innocent life to be taken. She is not innocent and she should go straight to hell.

Pegasusidol
Pegasusidol

He was 15. Beat, shot... legs broken. They all need to die. Those sub-humans need killing.

Jojo
Jojo

Hahaha, yeah right, she's guilty as hell. Her husband, father, and uncle are in jail, and we're to believe she's innocent in this whole mess?

swagger jacker
swagger jacker

Does anyone know where i can get one of those V-neck shirts???

angelofdeath
angelofdeath

damn i went to school with her forever...

Rjna123
Rjna123

charlie isnt anythhing like that!!!

BassHunter301
BassHunter301

I went to school with charlie. But this goes to show that you dont really know someone unless you know their family. All but few of her family is trash. I hope you rot in hell for what you did charlie ely. I hope they see your lies and i hope you suffer. I think i speak for all of linganore here, have fun in jail.

HOPEMOE25
HOPEMOE25

she is full of sh** cause just own up 2 what u did lil really... ya'll was all 2 young to be beefing ova some1 like that and plus u only 18 and yur life is gone if they did hold a gun (which is negative) why didn't u go to the cops and tell then this stoary instead of waiting to after the fact what they did to Seath Jackson was uncalled for and some1 could of stop this from happening. i hope all the kids get the death sentence... PISSED OFF!

Guest
Guest

After watching the interview, she not really sorry for what happen to Seath, she sorry for herself. Those tears are for her and what is going to happen to her now. At least she will get to live, not a choice for Seath. And she even laugh at the end, WTF. No matter what Seath TJ did, he not deserve to die like that! How he suffered makes me want to throw up. RIP Seath, you are in a place where you are truly loved, and many of us here are truly sorry for what happen to you and miss you. His poor family, how will they go on. I hope justice will be served.

anonymous
anonymous

Please do not use our tax dollars to keep murderers alive. Give them all the death penalty.

Terry in Scottsdale, AZ is GAY
Terry in Scottsdale, AZ is GAY

LIKE THIS COMMENT IF YOU THINK "TERRY IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ" IS A FUCKING IDIOT!!!!!!!!!

Like seriously man, do you really have no life that you have to keep writing novels on your gay ass beliefs. I guarantee no one read past the first few lines cause it was too fucking long and they knew that everything you said was completely homo anyways. So to "Terry in Scottsdale, AZ ", Fuck you!

Dabibeck91
Dabibeck91

God I wish I never saw that eye again. Had to deal with it all during middle school and high school. She gets what she deserves, i have no sympathy for her what so ever. She participated in something that she could have stopped. Put them all to death, make room for some better people for this world who could do something worth while with their lives like, run for president and change the world for better instead of worse.

guest
guest

i just think that this is how the crime happened! hate. the last thing we need is more hate in this world. and everyone is just supporting the cycle on here! im a christian, so i believe that she will be finally judged and she WILL BE PUNISHED to the fullest extent that God himself commands, before and after death,leave it up to Him.There will surely be no "free pass"

Zia
Zia

Ugh! The only thing she's sorry for is for getting caught. She said she didn't deserve this, how egocentric of her! How about Seth...he didn't deserve getting beat and he certainly didn't deserve getting killed. Where's the tears for Seth? Sickening....put the biotch to death!

Zia
Zia

Her father, husband and uncle have been in jail. Seems that being a lunatic and horrific human being runs in her family.

She should have called 911!!! I they ALL get the death penalty. Rid this earth of these scumbags and save the people their hard earned tax dollars.

keton
keton

HAHAHA LINGANORE REPRESENT. I wont pretend that I knew this girl. No, I wasn't her best friend, no she didn't date my brother, no I didn't have any classes with her. All I have to say is this is funny as fuck and none of your comments matter or will be taken into account. Especially this douchebag from AZ who writes like he is a scholar studying the effects of drug abuse on America's teenagers. She deserves what she deserves, we can let the corrupt judicial system deal with her. If she wanted to be let off easier she could at least pretend she isn't trash and pretend like she is a nice white girl from Frederick Maryland who moved to Florida to start a new life away from her unfortunate home life (father and uncle in prison) but accidentally fell into a bad group of people in her desperate act to connect with people in a new place. But she is not smart enough for that.

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hahahahaha you dont know shit about her! she never had a baby ya dumbass...here goes another idiot making facts up also known as lying which everyone is saying she is doing when your doing the same!!!! Dont acuse someone for being a lier and this or that when thats what you are a usless lier... so fuck you!  

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half of the ppl writing on her don't know what they are talking about!

CNM <3
CNM <3

I went to Linganore with Charlie... She was a really good friend of mine... and then she just left... i knew she was always full of lies... always making things up... just like how she tried to tell me tht my boyfriend was the one tht tried to hit on her... no... wrong... she tried to get with him and now my heart is fucking broken....

Laynechase
Laynechase

She has no shame. Her tears are for her. She is crying over the fact that she got busted, thats all. No mercy will be given. She thinks that by opening up she will get a plea deal and her sentencing will be reduced. Just think we are the ones paying for her defense attorney.

Terry in Scottsdale, AZ
Terry in Scottsdale, AZ

Awesome... the internet tough guy strikes again. Freedom of speech allows you to make such bigoted statements. God bless those freedoms.

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she has no control on what hr eye looks like you self obsorbed asshole! You and multiple people commenting on something she had no control over her whole life is desterbing abndf just shows how discusting you are as well... i sure as hell know youre never going to be president so should we get rid of you too?! since you wont amount to something important? hmmmm... for everyone who judges and laughs at someone for a disability or abnormal body part someone else has i wish what they have and worse on you! That is wrong!!!!!!!!!

Cartman99
Cartman99

You're both morons...there's no god

marylandmom
marylandmom

The Christ that I believe in is the one "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace."—Ephesians 1:7.

Laynechase
Laynechase

You took my words! Like she is the only person that has had it rough. you choose your path, you may swaddle back and fourth at times but it is always up to you, it's your life and you get what you get.

marylandmom
marylandmom

So you are saying that a young person is "trash" just because she had an "unfortunate home life" and gravitated to other young people with similar backgrounds? I think "unfortunate" is the operative word here. Unless you have faced the challenges that she has had in her life, who are you (or any of you posting on here) to judge her?

Terry in Scottsdale, AZ
Terry in Scottsdale, AZ

Keton... Please learn how to write in coherent sentences. It will at least add more validity to your comment. Better yet, maybe I'll just hire you as a janitor for my firm after you get your GED so I don't have to worry about you being a future welfare recipient draining my tax dollars (although it does appear you write better than your fellow counterparts on this blog - I'll assume you might aspire to a managerial position at a local 7-11 in the future). It's sad that some of us are sick of watching a portion of today's youth wasting away due to illicit drug use.

Respectfully,The Douchebag in AZ

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talk about wanting sympath... boo hboo a broken heart i'm pretty sure this is a MUCH bigger deal than your broken heart that no one on here cares about.... and knowing that you cvame from linganore youre probably already on to the next one....

1234
1234

once gain someone is wrong you aren't paying for shit.... she is the only one with an attorney and your not paying for it!!!!... the others are the ones with public defenders ya idiot... geese people need to get their facts right....

IMPACT1
IMPACT1

Terry in Scottsdale, AZ - I may be a little late entering this comment - I stumbled upon this post....

I think what you are trying to tell people is kids and young adults need "tough love". Tough Love 'is' consequences for [bad] behavior, actions and deeds as well as reward for [ good behavior].

It's called "teaching"/"Parenting" - your kids. Kids need Good [dedicated] parents who are an example for them. Not parents who are kids [not mature enough], or parents who want to be their Kids 'friend', or parents who are in jail, or so self absorbed.

If you don't 'have time' for your kids, don't have them...there are way too many people in this country/world who should not even be allowed to have kids....

Even if you are a idiot, you still know good/bad -right/wrong. You still know about making [choices]. We all make them - small [what flavor ice cream do I want? I 'choose' vanilla ] and BIG These people want to kill this person, should I call the authorities? Killing/ violence is wrong... [but, I chose not to call the authorities and went along ]. It's all about "CHOICES" You make a bad choice....well what do you expect...

What these kids did was dangerous: "Group Think". So, they are all guilty - period.

I stand behind you and your comments....you don't have to "know" someone personally to know what they did [Choice] was a Evil act...that deserves dire consequences... I too hate my hard earned tax dollars supporting the likes of this kind of scum....

Perhaps after reading a few articles at this site: [ http://pysih.com/2011/03/10/je... ] people here will understand Terry's contempt...and perhaps you will see for yourself the kind of Evil that is really out there.... White Trash and other colorful characters. People I hope I never, ever, have the misfortune of running into....

Peace...

rip seath
rip seath

one i could see ur black tht ur getting really offended over what seath said..get over it. two seath is jst a child. he didnt deserve that. no one does. the people that did this to him deserves to go to hell. and he was not a bad person. so what id he did weed before. i think almost everyone did it once in their life before that doesnt mean their a bad person. Leave Seath alone. RIP Seath Tyler Jackson. <3

Terry in Scottsdale, AZ is GAY
Terry in Scottsdale, AZ is GAY

I love how you got so pissed off once I started shitting on you.... like I seriously just took a fucking shit on your chest. You kept talking shit about everyone by writing fucking novels. Also, I was able to accomplish the same feat on you in only 3 sentences while you wrote novels. So to "Terry in Scottsdale, AZ ", Fuck you!

I believe I am now winning by a score of 2-0 with this post and the fact that my other post received 10 likes and counting.........

guest
guest

i just wanted to say you are my hero!!! i will back you up on everything you have said. you are 100% correct!

Jlamonica87
Jlamonica87

Theyre "morons" but your the one calling them morons just proving the point that the world is full of hate. They are morons for believging in god? You sir need to learn some form of repect for others.

Tammy from Fl
Tammy from Fl

Karma is a bitch and she will get what is owed. She is worthless. She is offensive. She needs to be discarded like trash from this society. The word trash can be defined as a person or group of people regarded as worthless or contemptible;despicable.

Zia
Zia

It's easy to judge someone like her. She was involved in the brutal killing of a child! Regardless of her background, nothing justifies her involvement in this. There's countless of people with upbringings that have lots to be desired, however, they don't go around killing others. If it was your child that lost his life in such a horrific manner, I'm positive you would be singing a different tune. She shows no remorse for what happened to Seth, she's only worried about herself. She deserves to die too!

Terry in Scottsdale, AZ
Terry in Scottsdale, AZ

Really Maryland Mom? Look up Georgetown South in Manassas, VA. There were five total people shot and three of my acquaintances murdered less than two months ago in my old neighborhood (the one girl and her daughter that lived after both being shot was my best friend's sister growing up). I'd be willing to bet Charlie Ely's and Seath's upbringing does not come even remotely close to what I viewed on a daily basis as a child. If Seath even thought about making a racially motivated comment as he did on FB, he never would have made it to his ex-girlfriend's house that afternoon. The African American or Hispanic gangs in my neighborhood would have taken care of things well before his incident once word got out that he was a racist. I made the decision to disassociate myself from the degenerates from my neighborhood when I recognized the downward spiral that my neighborhood offered. That choice happened early in my teen years. My parents couldn't afford to move out, so there was no running away from the daily mess that I wanted no part of. People need to have some accountability for their own actions. Stop giving this girl a free pass just because she had an "unfortunate" upbringing. I would have traded neighborhoods in a second growing up. No one forced her to associate with the other five individuals involved. No one forced her to use drugs. Those are choices she made and will now have to live with. I have no sympathy for her and only hope the kids she grew up with read her story and the scolding comments and take a long hard look in the mirror.

guest
guest

i agree. people need to stop with the white trash stuff. she is a person who got involved with the wrong kids and did a very very wrong thing. thats it.

Laynechase
Laynechase

You can not go your whole life blaming drugs for your actions. So I guess that if someone would have done that to your son/daughter and they blamed drugs you would say "oh let them go they only did it because they were high". what the fuck ever.

Shut up! A kid is dead!
Shut up! A kid is dead!

AZ... do you even have a heart or soul? some kid gets murdered like this by those idiots and you are comparing him and trying to make him seem as low as those jail birds? have some respect for the dead and keep those types of things to yourself. besides no one wants to hear your stuck up thoughts

Terry in Scottsdale, AZ is GAY
Terry in Scottsdale, AZ is GAY

To Terry in Scottsdale, AZ : what a great comeback man! hahaha when i read it i laughed for like 5 minutes cause it was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha... and I would like to point out that you finally followed my advice and you stopped writing novels about your gay ass beliefs. So to "Terry in Scottsdale, AZ ", Fuck you!

I am now winning 3-0 and I just 8=D---------- on your face

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kids who are brought up in completely "perfect" families can grow up and kill someon eit is the choices people make not their up bringing either way!!! and NO ONE deserves to die. and i feel awful for seaths family that they lost their little boy but the families of the ones who committed the crime lost a lot as well.......

DavidCuppyCake
DavidCuppyCake

LOL,

You are comparing Georgetown South (and if your'e talking about the machete/gun guy, he was some loon that was supposed to have been deported ten years ago-he did not grow up in G-town South.) to Maryland and DC?  What if maryland mom is from PG county?  LOL.

Rhonda
Rhonda

terry knows it all guys...lol

Rmood92
Rmood92

Your probably from some lovey dubby suburban neighborhood.  Not saying there is anything wrong with it but to tell someone that they cannot be proud because they made it out of a bad neighborhood is downright wrong and if you had gone through anything that anyone from a neighborhood like that has to go through you wouldnt have made this ridiculous statement

Rmood92
Rmood92

I know where your coming from.  I grew up in the barry farm projects in southeast DC.  I never knew my father and my mother was hardly ever around as she worked two jobs to support my family.  Rather than join one of the local gangs I turned to football and have a full scholarship to the University of Missouri.  So to say that one cannot come from a dysfunctional family as someone says below and succeed in life is not true and there is no reason why Charlie Ely could not have done the same with her life.  Maybe not with sports but there are so many other ways to be a productive person and citizen.  It is much easier to become a worn down drug addict than it is to become succesful

Guest2
Guest2

AZ, to me it sounds like you have no idea what this girl went through-- so you have no room to speak on her. Albeit, she did something very wrong, and was too ignorant to do the right thing, and deserves her punishment. And, as far as Seth, you are being ruthless and are so egocentric yourself, as if kids should model your behavior. "I would trade neighborhoods in a second", BS man.. your "acquaintances"-- are those your friends? Have you yourself been caught up in something you can't handle? I can agree it's the parents' fault-- but you cant blame the kid for who he got involved with-- you don't know the real gravity of the situation until you've been part of it yourself. It sounds like Seth made poor decisions-- but death is not proper punishment of those, and you don't get to make that judgment.

P.S. -- Nobody who was in a bad neighborhood boasts about the shit they went through or kept themselves out of-- so don't even try to say you've been through any of the same shit, because it's clear you haven't. Your pride speaks louder than anything you actually write here.

Russia598
Russia598

YOU DONT KNOW IT ALL. Stop trying to act like you do.

marylandmom
marylandmom

Growing up in a rough neighborhood is one thing; growing up in a severely dysfunctional family is another. No one is saying that this girl should get a "free pass." or that anyone "forced her" to do anything.Obviously in our judicial system we cannot give people a free pass just because they came from a family of criminals or abusers or whatever. However, I am offended by the venomous contempt and hostility towards her that is being expressed on this board.

tammy merritt
tammy merritt

What else would you call her, what do you personally know her, no, ok then she is white motherfucking trash. They all seem to scream about how f'd their life is when they get caught. She had time to think about what she was doing and look she choose to go along with the planet trash anyway, no excuses own up to your mistakes you can't blame your whole life on your parents, nor your surrounding neighborhood nor your friends. I think we should take all that were involved and invite them over to my house and do them american me style just like they did seath. Thats my crime prevention neighborhood watch. May they all get to be someones bitch in prison if their own hands don't take there life first.

Terry in Scottsdale, AZ
Terry in Scottsdale, AZ

Really guest? That's it? Did you read how Seath was found? Oh wait... he wasn't found. His ashes were placed in paint cans. Sounds like a bad day at Lowe's. That's it. Comical.

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