A Florida high school senior endured a 31 minute beating from three other teens before one of them stabbed him in the neck and the chest with a sword.
Investigators said that 17-year-old Andre Clemens, 17-year-old Christie Parisienne, and 16-year-old Jaslyn Smith planned the death of 18-year-old Dwight “DJ” Grant for a week before luring him into his apartment stairwell with a phone call, WSVN reported.
Grant’s body was found on Tuesday, dumped in some bushes just 30 feet from his Miramar apartment, two days after his parents reported him missing, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
Detectives said that Clemens was upset because Grant had hooked with a friend and made the plan with Parisienne and Smith, texting each other to make arrangements for the attack. Parisienne allegedly called Grant and lured him outside, where the three suspects were waiting.
The trio beat him for more than a half hour until Grant begged for them to stop, at which point Clemens grabbed the sword and plunged it into Grant’s neck and chest. Then, police said, they carried his body into the bushes.
The three teens have been charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and criminal conspiracy. They’re currently being held in juvenile detention, until the Broward State Attorney’s Office decides whether they will be charged as adults. Their next court date is November 4.
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