SEBASTIAN (CBSMiami/AP) — A horrific story is coming into focus along Florida’s east coast.
A teenager has been arrested and charged with murder in the case of a missing Florida high school student who was killed “execution-style.”
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar told local media on Friday that 18-year-old Elisha Martin is suspected in the shooting death of 16-year-old Logan Spencer.
Spencer was a high school football player in Sebastian, a central Florida city. He had been reported missing last month, but his body was found in the woods on Feb. 21
Sheriff Loar said Martin told a witness that he shot Spencer in the back of the head.
Several people told investigators Martin blamed Spencer for stealing between $12,000 and $20,000. Deputies found the gun tied to the crime in Martin’s home.
Police records show Martin has also been charged with a felony for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, as well as a misdemeanor charge for giving false information to law enforcement during an investigation.
No attorney was listed for Martin in jail records.
He is currently being held in jail without bond.
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