Teen Love Triangle Ends in 'Depraved' Murder
6 charged in murder of 15-year-old Florida boy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2011 1:25 PM CDT
Michael Bargo, 18, is seen in a booking photo released by the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Ocala, Fla..    (AP Photo/Marion County Sheriff's Office)
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(Newser) – Five Floridians between the ages of 15 and 20 have been charged with first-degree murder in a slaying that one of the suspects' lawyers admits is "pretty damn depraved." The killing was apparently triggered by a love triangle and an ugly Facebook feud in which the victim called his former girlfriend, one of the suspects, a "slut" after she began dating another suspect. Seath Jackson, 15, was lured to a house by 15-year-old ex-girlfriend Amber Wright. A gang reportedly led by 18-year-old Michael Bargo then allegedly took part in the gruesome and prolonged murder of the teen, ABC News reports.

Jackson was beaten and then shot multiple times as he tried to flee, according to arrest documents. His knees were broken so he could be stuffed into a bag and then, still alive, he was shot again before his body was burned. The stepfather of two of the teens has been charged with helping the teens dispose of the body. Police say the intense animosity between Bargo, who "had affection" for Wright, and the victim led to the murder.
 

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