Ocala, Fla. –
Prosecutors said they plan to seek the death penalty against Michael Bargo, an 18-year-old accused of being the leader of a youth group that planned and killed Seath Tyler Jackson.
Mugshot of Michael Bargo from Marion County Jail
For reasons not clear, a group of teens decided they hated Seath and hatched a plot to lure him to their house where they planned to kill him. Once the plan was set in motion, they beat him, shot him three times, and burned the body to ashes, then disposed of the body in orange buckets by throwing it into an Ocala lime pit.
Sheriff officials are still trying to find and recover more remains, though since they were merely ashes, combined with the effects of weather, it’s possible the remains of the 15-year-old Seath may be lost.
Bargo is being tried for first-degree murder, the others with second-degree murder. A sixth suspect, James Young Havens III, 37, the stepfather of two of the teen suspects, is accused of acting as an accessory after the fact and has been released on bond.