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Seath Jackson Case: Fla. siblings Amber Wright and Kyle Hooper found guilty in teen's murder

Amber Wright (left) and Kyle Hooper Marion County Sheriff's Office

Amber Wright (left) and Kyle Hooper
Marion County Sheriff's Office

(CBS/WKMG/AP) MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Florida siblings Amber Wright and Kyle Hooper were both found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday in the April 2011 death and dismemberment of Wright's ex-boyfriend, 15-year-old Seath Jackson.

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According to CBS affiliate WKMG, Hooper, 17, and Wright, 16, were tried together in the same courtroom but with two separate juries. The siblings face up to life in prison but the U.S. Supreme Court is debating whether a life sentence is too harsh for juveniles.

The brother and sister are two of five people accused in Jackson's death. Authorities say Jackson was lured to a Summerfield home, where he was beaten, tied-up and shot. Arrest reports say Jackson's body was burned and his remains were placed into buckets and tossed into a lime pit.

Hooper testified Tuesday, saying he didn't mean for Jackson to be killed, WKMG reports.

Charlie Kay Ely, 19, and Justin Soto, 21, have already received life sentences in the slaying. Michael Bargo, 21, who authorities identified as the shooter, is still facing a first-degree murder charge.

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