Here’s a heinous murder that took place in the Ocala metro area, Florida. Summerfield, Florida, to be exact, which is an unincorporated part of Marion county.
Amber Wright (15) was dating Seath Jackson (15), but then broke up with him to date new boyfriend Mike Bargo (18). Detectives said a seething hatred soon developed between Jackson and Bargo.
Detectives said Amber Wright and another female Charlie Ely (18) lured Seath Jackson to Ely’s Summerfield home. When Jackson arrived at the house, Kyle Hooper (16) and Justin Soto (20) jumped him and beat him in the head with a wooden object. They then shot him multiple times. When Jackson tried to escape, Soto tackled Jackson so Amber’s new boyfriend Mike Bargo (18) could shoot him again.
His knees were broken so he could be stuffed into a sleeping bag and then thrown into a fire pit to be burned. His remains were then put into paint cans and dropped into a quarry.
Facebook profiles of Jackson reveal a little something of his personality:
Click the following thumbnails for larger images: (Warning: bad language)
This is just a guess, but we are figuring that these kids don’t have many adult figures to look up to. Welcome to central Florida! We keep it real down here.
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Charlie Ely says she took part in the murder because the others threatened to kill her. “It was a gun pointed in my face and everything.”
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.
More on Ely, including a jailhouse interview, here.
Update 2 – Oct 18 2011
Charlie Ely was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for her role in the death of Seath Jackson. (source)
Amber Wright, Michael Bargo, Justin Soto, and Kyle Hooper are still awaiting trial.