OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in Ocala deliberated six hours before recommending the death penalty for a 21-year-old accused of killing a teenager.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports Michael Shane Bargo Jr. showed no emotion Tuesday as their decision was read by a court clerk.
Last week, the jury convicted Bargo in the April 2011 death of 15-year-old Seath Jackson.
Jackson's mother, Sonia Jackson, called the jury's verdict justice for her son.
The decision rests with Circuit Judge David Eddy. A sentencing hearing has been tentatively scheduled for Sept. 11.
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.