Seath Jackson Murder

seath jackson murder

The murder of Seath Jackson in Florida shocked the nation in its brutality and that it was committed by a group of teenagers. Seath Jackson and Amber Wright had a relationship and it ended badly with the two teens arguing over Facebook. Amber Wright had moved on to a new boyfriend Michael Bargo and soon the new boyfriend and the old boyfriend would be engaged in a fight over social media. Somewhere during the online fighting the decision was made to murder Seath Jackson.

Amber Wright convinced Seath Jackson to come over to the home of Charlie Ely so they could talk about getting back together. What Seath did not know was that he was being set up.

When Seath Jackson walked into the home he was attacked by Michael Bargo, Kyle Hooper and Justin Soto. Seath Jackson was beaten and then shot yet the fifteen year old still tried to leave the house. Seath Jackson would be shot again causing his death.

The group of Michael Bargo, Kyle Hooper (brother of Amber Wright) and Justin Soto would break Seath Jackson legs in order to put his body into a sleeping bag which was then dragged out to the backyard and set on fire.

Amber Wright and Kyle Hooper stepfather James Haven would help dispose of the remains of the Florida teenager and would drive Michael Bargo out of town.

Soon Florida police would arrest the group and Michael Bargo, Amber Wright, Kyle Hooper and Charlie Ely would face murder charges and James Haven would be charged with aiding and abetting.

Amber Wright, Kyle Hooper, Charlie Ely would be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Michael Bargo would be sentenced to death

Seath Jackson Killers – Amber Wright

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Amber Wright
DC Number:U46099
Birth Date:03/29/1996
Initial Receipt Date:08/23/2012
Current Facility:HOMESTEAD C.I.
Current Custody:CLOSE
Current Release Date:SENTENCED TO LIFE

Seath Jackson Killers – Kyle Hooper

Kyle Hooper
DC Number:U46060
Birth Date:07/19/1994
Initial Receipt Date:08/30/2012
Current Facility:MARION C.I.
Current Custody:CLOSE
Current Release Date:SENTENCED TO LIFE

Seath Jackson Killers – Michael Bargo Jr

Michael Bargo
DC Number:U41472
Birth Date:04/29/1992
Initial Receipt Date:12/16/2013
Current Facility:UNION C.I.
Current Custody:MAXIMUM
Current Release Date:DEATH SENTENCE

Seath Jackson Killers – Justin Soto

Justin Soto
DC Number:134942
Birth Date:01/04/1991
Initial Receipt Date:06/06/2012
Current Facility:COLUMBIA C.I.
Current Custody:CLOSE
Current Release Date:SENTENCED TO LIFE

Seath Jackson Killers – Charlie Ely

Charlie Ely
DC Number:155636
Birth Date:07/11/1992
Release Date:06/18/2020

Charlie Ely sentence was later reduced and she was released in 2020

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Seath Jackson Murder Other News

Michael Shane Bargo, 27, was accused of being the ringleader in the murder of 15-year-old Seath Jackson.

Michael Shane Bargo Jr. was sentenced to death again Thursday for the 2011 murder of Seath Jackson in Summerfield.

At a hearing Thursday afternoon in Ocala, Circuit Judge Anthony Tatti told Bargo that his sentence is death and ordered him transferred to prison to remain there until the day of his execution.

Bargo, who was shackled, did not flinch when he heard the sentence.

“The Court finds that a sentence of death is justified by law and the facts and circumstances of this case, and is appropriate for MICHAEL SHANE BARGO, JR. for his first degree murder of Seath Jackson,” Tatti’s 31-page sentencing order states.

As he was being fingerprinted, Bargo whispered to his dad, who had been a constant presence during his son’s court appearances. His father later declined to comment.

“We’re going file an appeal,” Candance Hawthorne, one of Bargo’s lawyers, said after the hearing. Hawthorne said she is looking forward to the Florida Supreme Court handling the case. Brenda Smith was another lawyer who helped with Bargo’s defense.

Sonia Jackson, the victim’s mother, who has been attending all the hearings related to her son, left the courtroom as soon as Tatti announced the death sentence.

Assistant state attorneys Amy Berndt and Robin Arnold, who prosecuted Bargo, declined comment.

Bargo becomes the youngest inmate on Florida’s Death Row, according to information on the Florida Department of Correction’s website. Bargo is one of eight people from Marion County currently on Death Row. The statewide total is 340.

Since 1979, ninety-nine people have been executed by the state, with three of those coming from Marion County. On average, Florida’s Death Row inmates have been 44.9 years old at the time of execution. Their average age when committing the offense was 27.

The men on Death Row are housed at Florida State Prison or Union Correctional Institution, both in Raiford, according to the FDOC website. The women on Death Row are housed at Lowell Annex

In April 2011, prosecutors say, Bargo — along with co-defendants Amber Wright, Kyle Hooper, Charlie Ely and Justin Soto — lured 15-year-old Seath to a Summerfield home, where they beat, shot and tortured him, and then burned his body. The teen’s remains were placed into paint buckets and dropped into a water-filled quarry.

Authorities said Bargo was the ringleader. He was convicted in August 2013 and sentenced to death. Four years later, the Florida Supreme Court granted Bargo a chance to be sentenced again, because the jury recommendation for death in his case had not been unanimous. It had been 10-2.

At his new trial in April of this year, a new jury voted unanimously to recommend his execution.

Bargo was 18 at the time of the murder. He is 27 now.

Three months after his new trial, Bargo addressed the court. He called his sentencing hearing a big circus and told the judge he did not get a fair trial because he had evidence to prove his innocence but the court had rejected it.

He insinuated that, if he is executed, his death will be on Tatti and the judge would be killing an innocent man.

In the sentencing order, Tatti gives background on Bargo’s convictions and, going into great detail, explains “each aggravating factor unanimously found to exist by the jury and all mitigating circumstances reasonably established by evidence.”

Seath Jackson Murder Interrogation

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