Five monsters kill a 15-year-old kid, and burn his body in the backyard fire-pit. The step-father of two of the goblins helps dispose of the remains.
It isn't clear why they hated him so much. It is clear what they did.
First, they lured him to a home with a phone call and bunch of text messages.
Three young men were waiting for him instead, and they began beating Jackson with wooden objects. Bargo shot Jackson multiple times with a rifle. When Jackson tried to flee, Soto held him down while Bargo continued to shoot.They then shoveled the remains into five-gallon buckets for disposal.
They then put Jackson in a bathtub and tired to break his kneecaps so they could stuff him into a sleeping bag. Once they noticed Jackson was still alive, they shot him again.
After successfully stuffing the body into the sleeping bag, they tossed it into a back-yard fire pit that had been lit before Jackson arrived.
Of course this was all the fault of the gun. Not the monsters. Or the "wooden objects." (So were they baseball bats, cricket bats, or 2X4s? And does it matter?) Maybe it was the fault of easy-access to backyard fire-pits. Or firewood. But in the minds of so many, it could not be possible that the 5 miscreants involved were, in fact, to blame. Good thing that isn't how the Florida courts look at it. (One of the goblins was told by a judge that he could face the death penalty.)
In the end, this looks more like a typical domestic violence episode, than anything else. Except insane boyfriends don't usually rope in so many accomplices to their insanity.
Investigators are still trying to determine the exact motive and what would lead to such a brutal crime. Meanwhile, friends of victim stopped by a make-shift memorial in front of the home where he was murdered. They said that Bargo and Jackson fought over one of the suspects, Amber.Sounds like a real swell guy.
"She dated both of them," said Brooke Richardson. "Michael hated anyone who dated Amber," she said.