A Florida teen and her step brother face life in prison for murdering a 15-year-old boy they lured in with promises of rekindling a relationship with his ex-girlfriend.

Amber Wright, 16, was found guilty of murder Wednesday for luring Seath Jackson to a home in Summerfield, Fla., in April 2011 with a flurry of text messages suggesting the couple reunite, according to the Associated Press. Once he arrived, however, Wright and four others beat and shot Jackson, broke his legs in a bathtub so he could be stuffed in a sleeping bag. Still alive, he was shot again before his body was burned in a backyard fire pit, ABC News reported. His remains were put in paint buckets and dumped at a remote lime rock pit.

Wright, her 16-year-old brother Kyle Hooper, 18-year-old Charlie Kay Ely, 18-year-old Michael Bargo, and 20-year-old Justin Soto were all charged with first-degree murder, ABC News reported. James Haven, the 37-year-old step-father of two of the juveniles, was charged as an accessory for allegedly helping dispose of the body and driving Bargo out of town.

Wright and Ely allegedly texted Jackson to go to Ely's family's home after Bargo spoke to the group of his hatred for Jackson, authorities told the AP. Bargo had begun dating Wright and had gotten in a fight with the girl's ex-boyfriend weeks before.

"This violence came from Michael Bargo's intense hatred for Seath Jackson. Because of the hatred, he formed a plan to kill him," Marion County Police Officer Judge Cochran told ABC News.

"That's hard to believe, isn't it, that you could get five people together who think that's a good idea?" Detective Rhonda Stroup said, according to the Daily Mail. "It's still unbelievable to me. I'm still trying to deal with it, myself, we all are."

In early March 2011, Jackson wrote "love you Amber" on his Facebook, but the relationship had soured by April 7, when he was calling her "slut" on the social network.

Bargo's attorney, Charles Holloman, acknowledged the crime was "pretty damn depraved," but insisted his client had acted from a concern for how Wright was being treated by her former flame.

Wright's brother, however, couldn't keep quiet about the murder, and his mother notified authorities that her son had been a witness at the scene.

"I guess I had to clear my conscience. I didn't think I could have lived knowing that this kid — that Seath was dead," Hooper said during his testimony this week. Under cross examination, Hooper admitted he disliked Jackson and had seen the boy push and spit on his sister. After the relationship with Wright, Jackson was reportedly involved with a girl Hooper liked, Ocala.com reported, increasing his anger in the week before the murder.

Ely was convicted last fall and is serving a life sentence, and Soto pleaded guilty on May 30 and was also sentenced to life in prison, according to the news site.

Wright faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Hooper was being tried simultaneously but with a separate jury, and which also returned a guilty verdict, WOGX reported.

Bargo will be tried for first-degree murder in August as the shooter and alleged mastermind in Jackson's death. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

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  • Seath Tyler Jackson Case

    Seath Tyler Jackson, 15, of Ocala, Florida, was killed in April 2011, when 5 other teens allegedly lured him to a house where he was beaten and shot multiple times.

  • North Florida siblings Amber Wright (R) and Kyle Hooper have both been found guilty in the murder of 15-year-old Seath Tyler Jackson. Prosecutions says the siblings, along with three adults, lured Jackson to a house where they brutally beat him, shot him multiple times, then burned the body.

  • Seath Tyler Jackson Case

    Florida teen Charlie Ely was one of 5 charged with first-degree murder in the April 2011 death of Seath Tyler Jackson. Ely has now been found guilty. She was 18 at the time of the crime.

  • Seath Tyler Jackson Case

    James Havens III, 37, is charged with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact in the death of 15-year-old Seath Tyler Jackson. Prosecutors say that Havens helped dispose of the body after 5 others, including 2 of Haven's stepchildren, murdered Jackson.

  • Seath Tyler Jackson Case

    Florida man Justin Soto was one of 5 charged with first-degree murder in the April 2011 death of Seath Tyler Jackson. Soto was 20 when the incident took place.

  • Seath Tyler Jackson Case

    Michael Bargo was 19 when he, along with two other adults and two juveniles, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Seath Tyler Jackson. Prosecutors claim that Bargo was the mastermind behind the murder. He faces the death penalty if found guilty.

  • Seath Tyler Jackson Case

    Prosecutors claim that Florida man Michael Bargo was the mastermind behind the group attack and subsequent murder of 15-year-old Seath Tyler Jackson.