A Florida teenager was lured from his apartment with the promise of sex and stabbed to death with a sword in a murder plot hatched by three teens, reports said.
A 17-year-old boy planned the gruesome killing of Dwight Grant, 18, for revenge after Grant allegedly slept with one of the boy’s ex-girlfriends, Miramar police said.
The suspect, identified by Local 10 as Andre Clemens III, enlisted his current girlfriend, 17-year-old Christie Parisienne, and 16-year-old Jasylyn Smith to get Grant into the stairwell of his apartment building.
Once there, Smith was tossed over the railing in a brutal attack partially caught on surveillance cameras, reports said.
The three planned the ambush on text messages, with Andre allegedly texting his girlfriend “murder will definitely happen soon,” NBC 6 reported, citing an affidavit.
The plan was for one of the girls to get Grant out of his apartment by promising him sex, according to the affidavits. They’d put their phones on airplane mode and stash them in an apartment, then dress in black during the attack, the TV station said.
The third teenager in the plot claimed she was dragged in by the boy saying he needed help to fight someone who had raped a friend – though police told Local 10 that allegation wasn’t true.
On Oct. 17, one of the girls was able to get Grant into the stairwell near his apartment where the other two waited for him, police said.
“You know who I am and why I’m here,” the boy told Grant, according to the affidavits cited by NBC 6. “You know I have to kill you now.”
The boy stabbed Grant in the neck with a knife and then pleaded with the others to “end it for him,” the affidavit said.
Andre then killed Grant by stabbing him in the chest with the sword, the affidavit said. Two of the teens dragged the body out of the building and into the bushes, while the third teen cleaned up the murder scene, police said.
The three teens will be slapped with first-degree murder charges as adults, prosecutors told NBC 6 on Tuesday.
“If this case were to be handled as a juvenile matter, the maximum term of residential treatment would be 36 months prior to release,” Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor said in a statement.
“A juvenile charge would mean that the person would be released after three years in the system and could only be kept under supervision in the community until age 21.”
With Post wires