5 charged with first-degree murder in teen's death

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Posted: May 04, 2011 5:24 PM

Five of the six people accused of helping kill a north Florida teen have been charged with first-degree murder.

The suspects are accused of killing 15-year-old Seath Jackson on April 17. Authorities say the teen was lured to a house where he was beaten and shot multiple times. His body was then burned in backyard fire pit.

A Marion County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Michael Bargo, 20-year-old Justin E. Soto, 16-year-old Kyle Hooper, 18-year-old Charlie Ely and 15-year-old Amber Wright on Wednesday. Cases against the two minors will be moved from juvenile to adult court.

A sixth person, 37-year-old James Havens III, has been charged with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. Authorities say he helped dispose of Jackson's body.