Siblings guilty in teen's murder

Siblings guilty in teen's murder

OCALA, Fla. (WOGX FOX 51) -

A 16-year-old girl, whom authorities said helped lure a Marion County teenager to his death, and her 17-year-old brother who participated in the killing, have been found guilty of first-degree murder.  The jury returned the verdict Tuesday afternoon.

Amber Wright is the youngest of 5 co-defendants accused in the 2011 death of Seath Jackson. Wright's brother, Kyle Hooper, was tried with a separate jury.  Both face life sentences.

Evidence shown in court indicated that Wright convinced Jackson, 15, to go to a home in Summerfield, where he was beaten, tied up, shot and then burned. His remains were placed in a lime pit, submerged underwater in paint buckets.

Charlie Kay Ely, 19 and Justin Soto, 21, have already received life sentences in the killing. 

The shooter and alleged mastermind behind the plot has been identified as 20-year-old Michael Bargo.   He faces a first degree murder charge and a possible death sentence.  His trial is slated for August.
 

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