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Jury Finds Man Guilty In Teen’s Murder

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OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida man has been convicted of participating in a teen’s slaying.

A Marion County jury found Michael Shane Bargo Jr. guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. That same panel will reconvene to recommend whether Bargo should receive the death penalty of life in prison.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Bargo was one of five people accused in the April 2011 death of 15-year-old Seath Jackson.

Authorities say Jackson was lured to a Summerfield home, where he was beaten, tied up and shot. Authorities identified Bargo as the shooter. Arrest reports say Jackson’s body was burned, and his remains were placed into buckets and tossed into a lime pit.

Charlie Kay Ely, Justin Soto, Amber Wright and Kyle Hooper have all been sentenced to life in prison for the murder.

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