Pastor at Seath Tyler Jackson's funeral says, "Remember the good things"

Pastor at Seath Tyler Jackson's funeral says, "Remember the good things"
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(CBS/WKMG) SUMMERFIELD, Fla. - The Pastor of First Baptist Church urged the silent crowd at the funeral for Seath Tyler Jackson, who was brutally murdered last week, to focus on the happier times in Seath's life, according to a report.

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"Remember the good things of Seath's life. Not the events of last Sunday," Pastor Paul Howell said at the 36-minute memorial service held 60 miles northwest of Orlando Saturday, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Many teens wore T-shirts with Seath's face on the front and the local area code 352 on the back to show solidarity in the community. One young man shaved the words "R.I.P Seath" on the back of his head, according to the Sentinel.

"His mother said that the only fault he had was that he never saw a stray animal he didn't love," Howell said, reports the paper. "He was the same way with his friends."

Seath was beaten, shot and his body was burned by five people, including a 15-year-old girl and three other teens, police said according to CBS affiliate WKMG.

The five were arrested Tuesday along with an older man accused of being an accessory after the fact, reports the station.

Detectives said Seath was murdered after being lured to a home in Summerfield via text message.

Michael Bargo, the alleged ringleader in the murder, faced a judge Thursday and was warned that he could be sentenced to death.

Investigators, as well as family and friends, said Bargo was dating Seath's ex-girlfriend and had gotten into a fight with him several weeks ago, WKMG reported.

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