Teenager Seath Jackson Brutally Murdered by Five Others Near Ocala
|Fifteen-year-old Seath Jackson was brutally murdered in Central Florida.|
Sometime after the post, Jackson received a text message to meet Wright. When he arrived at the meeting place, a group of five people, raging in age from 15 to 20, brutally beat Jackson and shot him. They then burned his body to dispose of the evidence.
Wright, 15; Bargo, 18; Justin Soto, 20; Charlie Ely, 18; and Kyle Hooper, 16, have all been charged with first-degree murder.
|Line one: Michael Bargo, 18; James Haven, 37; Justin Soto, 20. Line two: Amber Wright, 15; Charlie Ely, 18; Kyle Hooper, 16.|
Three young men were waiting for him instead, and they began beating Jackson with wooden objects. Bargo shot Jackson multiple times with a rifle. When Jackson tried to flee, Soto held him down while Bargo continued to shoot.
They then put Jackson in a bathtub and tired to break his kneecaps so they could stuff him into a sleeping bag. Once they noticed Jackson was still alive, they shot him again.
After successfully stuffing the body into the sleeping bag, they tossed it into a back-yard fire pit that had been lit before Jackson arrived.
After the grizzly murder, the house was cleaned with bleach, and Jackson's ashes were shoveled into paint cans.
Jackson's parents reported him missing Monday, but police didn't know where he could be until Hooper told his mother about the murder.
Wright, Soto, Ely, and Hooper were arrested and admitted to their part in the deadly plot.
Bargo was caught in a town an hour and a half away. He had hitched a ride with 37-year-old James Haven, who had helped to dispose of the ashes and was charged as an accessory to murder. Haven is also Wright and Hooper's stepfather.
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