Morbidology the Podcast – 73: Seath Jackson

Podcast released on: 9th November 2020

Summerfield is a small town just south of Ocala in Florida. In April of 2015, a man living in South East 53rd Avenue had been sitting on his porch late at night when he saw a boy fleeing from his neighbour’s home. He saw a number of other youths quickly run out after him, punch…


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Summerfield is a small town just south of Ocala in Florida. In April of 2015, a man living in South East 53rd Avenue had been sitting on his porch late at night when he saw a boy fleeing from his neighbour’s home. He saw a number of other youths quickly run out after him, punch him, and drag him back inside. What he thought was a typical teenage beat down would turn out to be one of the most brutal crimes the area had ever seen.

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Audio Sources:

“Seath Jackson’s mother reads statement”

“Seath Jackson’s mother: We finally got justice for our son”

“Meth, Seath, Death and the Stupid Summerfield Six – Part 1/3”

“Friend of Michael Bargo testifies about Seath Jackson killing”

“Charlie Ely’s EXCLUSIVE Jailhouse Interview”

“Michael Bargo testifies”

“Prosecutors question witnesses in death of Seath Jackson”

“Michael Bargo – Mom Testifies (August 14, 2013)”

“Dateline 2017 Mystery The Murder of Seath Jackson | September 27, 2017”

Sources:

The Gainesville Sun, 20 April, 2011 – “4 Adults, 2 Juveniles Arrested in Teen Murder Plot”

UPI, 20 April, 2011 – “Six Charged in Killing of Florida Boy, 15”

Associated Press, 21 April, 2011 – “Plot to Kill Fla. Teen Followed Fight”

The Gainesville Sun, 21 April, 2011 – “Facebook Posts show Troubled Relationship Before Murder”

The Gainesville Sun, 21 April, 2011 – “Searching for Evidence in Gruesome Murder”

The Orlando Sentinel, 21 April, 2011 – “Teen’s Brutal End Stuns Community”

News & Politics Examiner, 22 April, 2011 – “Seath Jackson Murder Suspect, Charlie Ely, Speaks out in Jailhouse Interview”

The Gainesville Sun, 23 April, 2011 – “Hundreds Gather to Remember Slain Teenager”

The Ledger, 24 April, 2011 – “Town Mourns Teen’s Violent Murder”

The Gainesville Sun, 28 April, 2011 – “Attorney: Murder Suspect is Being Crucified by Media”

Ocala Star-Banner, 2 May, 2011 – “Adults Make Start Choices in Teen Murder Case”

Associated Press, 4 May, 2011 – “5 Charged with First-Degree Murder in Teen’s Death”

The Gainesville Sun, 29 June, 2011 – “Seath Jackson’s Family Speaks About Teen’s Death”

Ocala Star-Banner, 7 July, 2011 – “One Suspect in Seath Case Wants Speedy Trial”

The Ledger, 21 September, 2011 – “Desperation Led Defendant in Teen Murder to Open Home to Others, Lawyers Say”

The Ledger, 22 September, 2011 – “Man Accused of Killing Ocala Teen Pleads Fifth”

Ocala Star-Banner, 22 September, 2011 – “Jury Hears Video Recording of Ely’s Story”

The Gainesville Sun, 23 September, 2011 – “The Taped Confession Sunk Ely”

The Ledger, 17 October, 2011 – Woman Convicted in Teen’s Death Gets Life”

Ocala Star-Banner, 6 June, 2012 – “Hooper Not Guilty of the Sins of Michael Bargo”

Ocala Star-Banner, 7 June, 2012 – “Crime Scene Evidence Presented on Day 2 of Hooper-Wright Trial”

The Gainesville Sun, 12 June, 2012 – “Two Found Guilty in Murder of Ocala Teen”

Ocala Star-Banner, 22 August, 2012 – “Hooper, Wright, Sentenced to Life in Seath Jackson Murder”

Ocala Star-Banner, 24 July, 2012 – “Bargo Claims He is Being Mistreated in Jail”

Ocala Star-Banner, 17 January, 2013 – “Bargo’s Trial in Seath Jackson Murder Postponed”

The Gainesville Sun, 13 August, 2013 – “Testimony Begins in Bargo Murder Trial”

Ocala Star-Banner, 14 August, 2013 – “Day 3 of Bargo Trial”

Ocala Star-Banner, 15 August, 2013 – “Witness Retells Bargo’s Alleged Jailhouse Account of Seath Jackson’s Murder”

ABC – 9 WFTV, 19 August, 2013 – “Michael Bargo Testifies, Blames Friend in Marion County Killing”

The Gainesville Sun, 19 August, 2013 – “Bargo’s Version of Events”

Ocala Star-Banner, 22 August, 2013 – “Life or Death for Bargo?”

ABC – 9 WFTV, 23 August, 2013 – “Michael’s Bargo’s Grandmother Says She Witnessed Abuse”

ABC – 9 WFTV, 26 August, 2013 – “Convicted Killer’s Mom Says It’s Your Fault”

Ocala Star-Banner, 26 August, 2013 – “Bargo Trial”

Associated Press, 28 August, 2013 – “Jury Recommends Death for Man Who Killed Teenager”

Ocala Star-Banner, 30 May, 2014 – “Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Amber Wright”

Ocala Star-Banner, 17 June, 2020 – “Charlie Ely Wins Freedom”

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