PIX11.COM- At the beginning of March, 15-year-old Seath Jackson adored Amber Wright.
He posted on Facebook that he loved Wright, also 15, and noted on one peaceful afternoon that he was spending time with her and her brother, 16-year-old Kyle Hooper. Weeks later, the young couple had broken up.
Now Wright is accused of luring Seath to his death with a text message.
Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives said Wednesday that Wright, Hooper and three older friends were responsible for planning a deadly encounter during which Seath was brutally beaten, shot several times and his body burned to ashes. They were charged with first-degree murder. James Young Havens III, 37, who is Wright and Hooper's stepfather, is accused of acting as an accessory after the fact.
The killing shocked residents and crime experts alike.
"Our detectives — seasoned detectives — shook their heads in disbelief because this type of first-degree murder is unimaginable," sheriff's spokesman Judge Cochran said.
Authorities began searching for Seath on Monday, when his parents in Belleview — 75 miles northwest of Orlando — reported him missing.
It wasn't until Tuesday that Hooper — in the company of his mother, Tracey Wright — first told deputies that he saw 18-year-old Michael Shane Bargo shoot Seath. He later admitted that he, his sister and friends had planned the crime and lured Seath to his death, according to the Sheriff's Office. READ FULL ARTICLE AT PIX11.COM