Friday, April 22, 2011

Another Brutal Gun Murder in Florida

Seth Tyler Jackson,
photo from CBS News /
48 hours mystery

Six arrested in brutal murder of Fla. boy

Six people, including a 15-year-old girl and three other teens, were arrested Tuesday in the murder of 15-year-old Florida boy Seath Tyler Jackson, who was lured to his murder and whose remains were hidden in paint cans, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Detectives said Seath was attacked and shot Sunday after being lured to a home in Summerfield, about 60 miles north of Orlando, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.
Those arrested are: Michael Bargo, 18, who is charged with first-degree murder; Charlie Kay Ely, 18, of Summerfield, who is charged with first-degree murder. Amber E. Wright, 15, who is charged with first-degree murder; Justin Soto, 20, of Summerfield, who is charged with first-degree murder; James Havens III, 37, of Summerfield, who is charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder; Kyle Hooper, 16, of Summerfield, who is charged with first-degree murder.
Deputies said Hooper, Wright, Ely, Soto and Bargo were involved in the planning and luring of Seath to the home. On Tuesday, a woman told deputies her 16-year-old son had witnessed Seath's slaying in a house in Summerfield, near Ocala. 
Authorities said the 16-year-old, who is not being identified because of his age, told investigators the group plotted the slaying because Bargo hated Seath. Authorities say Jackson was lured to the house by a text message. According to deputies, Jackson was hit in the head with a wooden object by Ely and Bargo, then shot multiple times by Bargo.
When Seath tried to escape, Soto held him down while Bargo continued to shoot him, authorities said. Then, according to the report, Bargo broke the teen's knees and group members hog-tied him and put his body in a sleeping bag, which was placed in a fire pit in the back yard and burned.
At that point, the sheriff's office said, the group used bleach to clean the house and shoveled Jackson's remains into 5-gallon paint cans. Investigators are still searching for a .22-caliber revolver used in the slaying. The Sheriff's Office said a dive team found three 5-gallon paint buckets Wednesday afternoon in a lime rock pit. The contents of the cans are being tested to determine if they contain Jackson's remains.
Maybe I simply lack imaginatin (I doubt it) but I see nothing godly, god loving, or god given in guns, which are used like this, or in any other way.  A right, perhaps, but only a limited right.  Leave God out of it.


  1. Dog gone,

    You are pathetic, you cannot even see the evil that was in the hearts and minds of the six teens that brutalized this young man, the gun was such a minor part in the death of this child to make your thought on this matter pathetic and childish.....

    Grow up, get counseling, get a real life.

  2. Anonymous, Why do you want to discount the part that gun availibility plays in situations like this. No one is denying there are other factors. We don't suggest gun control at the expense of other initiatives. We suggest gun control IN ADDITION TO them.