OCALA, Fla. -- A Central Florida boy killed was in a teen love triangle gone wrong. Prosecutors say 15-year-old Seath Jackson was tortured and murdered in a plot organized by a romantic rival.
In all, five people are charged with his murder. On trial right now, is the object of the boys' affection, Amber Wright. And her big brother, Kyle Hooper.
Seath Jackson's mother sobbed as she sat face to face with Amber and Kyle. "She was Seath's girlfriend," said Sonya Jackson.
But Seath and Amber, 16, had broken up. And after that, defense attorneys say her brother, Kyle Hooper, 17, hated Seath.
Attorney David Mengers said, "Seath Jackson was abusive, frankly, to Amber Wright. And that bothered him."
So on April 17th, 2011, prosecutors say Amber's new boyfriend, Michael Bargo, came up with a plan to get rid of Seath once and for all. Amber and her friend, Charlie Ely, would lure Seath to Charlie's house. And when he got there, Michael, Kyle and their friend, Justin Soto, would jump him.
State prosecutor Ann Berendt said, "He was beaten. Shot multiple times. His body was burned in a fire. And his body was later mutilated."
Defense attorneys say Amber and Kyle didn't ever think it would go that far. They say the red-headed siblings became pawns in Michael Bargo's deadly game.
And as their attorneys work to prove their innocence, Seath's mother must relive the day she lost her youngest son. "No, let's just get this over," cried Sonya Jackson.
So far, two suspects are serving time for Seath's death. Charlie Ely was sentenced to life. Justin Soto pleaded guilty and is also serving a life sentence.
The alleged ringleader, Michael Bargo, is still awaiting trial. He is the only one who faces the death penalty.
Amber and Kyle won't face the death penalty because of their age.