Florida jury recommends death penalty for man convicted of teen's murder

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 27, 2013 9:12 PM

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida jury recommended the death penalty Tuesday for a man who lured a 15-year-old boy to an ambush in 2011 where he was shot, dismembered and incinerated in a fire pit.

Michael Bargo, 21, was found guilty last week of first-degree murder for killing Seath Jackson whose remains were shoveled into paint cans and discarded in Summerfield, northwest of Orlando, according to court records.

Bargo's co-defendants, who included two teenage girls, all admitted their roles in the killing and are serving life sentences in prison.

The judge will consider the jury's recommendation in his sentencing order.

(Reporting by Barbara Liston; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)