Grand Jury Indicts Suspects in Teen Murder
He was just 15 when he was murdered. Wednesday a Grand Jury in Marion County indicted five of the six people accused in the grisly plot to kill Seath Jackson.
The two youngest suspects, 15-year-old Amber Wright and 16-year-old Kyle Hooper will be charged as adults. They, along with 18-year-old Charlie Ely, 20-year-old Justin Soto were indicted on 1st Degree Premeditated Murder. The alleged ring leader, 19-year-old Michael Bargo was indicted on one count of 1st Degree Premeditated Murder with a Firearm.
Authorities report Seath Jackson was lured into a Summerfield home April 17, 2011. He was then shot several times, his body placed in a sleeping bag and burned in a fire pit. His remains were then discarded in paint buckets.
Prosecutor Amy Berndt stated the decision on whether or not to seek the death penalty for the accused will be made in a couple of weeks.
Because Wright and Hooper are underage, they will face life in prison without the possibility of parole instead of capital punishment.
The step-father of Wright and Hooper was not part of the indictment. He is facing charges for helping the suspects dispose of Jackson's body and helping Bargo flee.
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