Child Tells How Dad Tortured Her Sister To Death

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/child-tells-how-dad-tortured-her-sister-to-death-2012-06-04-1.461491 <— I just read a article which happened recently. (article was published 6-4-12)

Reading stories like this always makes me wonder why a parent chooses a particular child to single-out an torture. I hope he rots in H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.

Petit Family Murder – Cheshire, Connecticut

 

 — Petit Family Photo —

 

On July 22nd, 2007 Jennifer Hawke-Petit and 11-year-old Michaela Petit shopped at a local supermarket (stop and shop) for a meal they planned to cook for dinner that night. Michaela loved watching cooking shows and planned to cook dinner that night, unbeknownst to them, they had been targeted by Komisarjevsky, who spotted them walking to there car. He determined they had ‘money’ because of the kind of vehicle Jennifer Hawk Petit owned, which was a brand new SUV. Komisarjevsky also took a perverted liking to Michaela, the youngest victim. He followed them home, and planned to later rob the family by home invasion. He texted Hayes shortly after, letting him know that he had found the perfect house to rob later that night. Anticipating their deeds, Hayes and Komisarjevsky exchanged text messages that were later introduced in court. Hayes first messaged Komisarjevsky: “I’m chomping at the bit to get started. Need a margarita soon”. Hayes then texts: “We still on?” Komisarjevsky replies “Yes”. Hayes’ next text asks, “Soon?”, to which Komisarjevsky replied with “I’m putting the kid to bed hold your horses”. Hayes then asserts “Dude, the horses want to get loose. LOL.”

During the late night hours of July 23rd, 2007 both Hayes and Komisarjevsky made there way to the Petit’s Cheshire home, which was the last house on the street. They parked there car and turned the headlights off and got out with little hesitation. Both were dressed in dark clothing they walked threw the Petit Families yard, peeping in the windows, a hobby Komisarjevsky thoroughly enjoyed. (Komisarjevsky was a ”Peeping Tom” ever since he was a young child. He confessioned to Investigators that he even owned a pair of night vision goggles, although the true owner could of been one of the many victims of Komisarjevsky’s robberies.. He stated he would stalk out his victims and then come back to rob them while they slept in there rooms. He loved the adrenaline rush it gave him, knowing he could get away with pulling a home invasion while the owners were home. He would then take pictures of each family he robbed. Which in the end, made it easier for Investigators to tie home to Unsolved Home Invasions.)

According to Hayes’ confession, the two men planned to rob the house and flee the scene with the family bound and unharmed. Hayes attributed the outcome of the spree to a change in their plan. Upon their early morning arrival, they found William Petit sleeping on a couch on the porch.With a bat Komisarjevsky had found in the yard, he bludgeoned William and then restrained him in the basement at gun point. Michaela was sleeping in her Parents bed with her Mother, something she did quite often. They were woken up, Michaela was taken to her own room and tied to her bed by Komisarjevsky while Hayes tied up Jennifer Petit. Komisarjevsky then went and tied up Haley Petit, Michaela’s older sister. Hayes says he and Komisarjevsky were not satisfied with their haul, and that a bankbook was found which had an available balance. Hayes convinced Jennifer to withdraw $15,000 from her line of credit. A gas station’s video surveillance shows Hayes purchasing $10 worth of gasoline in two cans he had taken from the Petit home. After returning to the house, and unloading the gas, he took her to the bank. (The prosecution later entered this as evidence of premeditation.) Komisarjevsky stayed back to keep an eye on the home.

The bank surveillance cameras captured the transaction which shows Hawke-Petit in the morning of July 23 as she informed the teller of her situation.  Jennifer Petit, being the kind, wonderful, loving Mother she is, asked the bank teller to draw out even more money. She thought that by doing this, they would just take the money and leave her family alone. She believed thats all they wanted and she was willing to go back out there, give it, and go back home, to protect and save her family. Even though she had a chance to run free. 

The teller then called 911 and reported the details to police. Hawke-Petit left the bank, was picked up by Hayes, who had escorted her there, and drove away. These actions were reported to the 911 dispatcher and recorded in real time. The teller stated that Hawke-Petit had indicated the assailants were “being nice”, and she believed they only wanted money.

The Cheshire police response to the bank tellers’ “urgent bid” began with assessing the situation and setting up a vehicle perimeter.These preliminary measures employed by the police exhausted more than half an hour and provided the time used by the assailants to conclude their modified plan.

During this time, Hayes and Komisarjevsky escalated the aggravated nature of their crimes. Komisarjevsky sexually assaulted the 11-year-old daughter, Michaela. Komisarjevsky, who had photographed the sexual assault of the youth on his cell phone, then provoked Hayes to rape Hawke-Petit. While Hayes was raping Hawke-Petit on the floor of her living room, Komisarjevsky entered the room announcing that William Petit had escaped. Hayes then strangled Hawke-Petit, doused her lifeless body and parts of the house including the daughters’ rooms with gasoline. The daughters, while tied to their beds, had both been doused with gasoline; each had her head covered with a pillowcase.A fire was then ignited, and Hayes and Komisarjevsky fled the scene. 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela both died from smoke inhalation.

William Petit had been able to free himself, escape his confines, and call to a neighbor for help.The neighbor indicated that he did not recognize Petit, due to the severity of Petit’s injuries. In court testimony, William Petit stated that he felt a “jolt of adrenaline” coupled with a need to escape upon hearing one of the perpetrators state: “Don’t worry, it’s going to be all over in a couple of minutes.” Petit then told the jury, “I thought, it’s now or never because in my mind at that moment, I thought they were going to shoot all of us.”

Hayes and Komisarjevsky attempted to fled the scene using the Petit family car but by then Police were swarming the neiborhood. They were immediately spotted by police surveillance, pursued by police, apprehended, and arrested one block away.The whole invasion lasted seven hours. Police later stated that the baseball cap that Hayes was wearing at the time of the arrest, was Haley Petits.

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The 2009 Torture and Murder Of Yoo – Korea

Yoo, age 17, was mentally disabled, that combined with a tough childhood left the teenager insecure and vulnerable. She met Lee (male, then 19, now 22) via internet chatting and met in person in July 2007. They eventually stated dating and formed a ‘relationship’.

“Kang,” (19 at the time) a friend of Lee, invited Lee, another friend “Kim”(19 at the time) and Kim’s sister to his house in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, after he was left alone in the wake of his father’s death. The four teenagers moved in together last year, and Lee invited Yoo to join them in January.

Lee began to suspect that Yoo was cheating on him with Kim. After Kim told Lee that Yoo approached him first, Lee began beating Yoo Feb. 26. When Yoo tried to return home March 14 to Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Kang and Kim followed her and pushed her father away when he tried to keep his daughter at home. Yoo was then brought back to Kang’s house. (I wonder why the Father didn’t call Police right then and there?)

Yoo was brought back to the home she once shared with her ”friends” and beaten for ”cheating with another man”. They allegedly tied the victim, identified only as Yoo, to a chair for two to three hours and dropped a knife with the blade facing down and poked her with needles under the guise of giving her a tattoo. They also confessed to whipping her with a jump rope. They tortured Yoo for 21 days, coming up with new, sick, sadistic ways to hurt her.

She lost consciousness after being burned with metal spoons and chopsticks that were heated up in a microwave oven. The four teens left Yoo and told her not to play sick. They found her dead the following day, (Thursday.)

Once Yoo’s friends, the four suspects put rope around her corpse and wrapped it in a bed sheet. They buried her at a nearby mountain 1.7 kilometers away from the scene of her murder.

Yoo was killed after being beaten almost daily over 21 days by the so-called ”friends” with whom she trusted.. Seongnam police requested an arrest warrant for the four teenagers on suspicion of assault and homicide. A park worker noticed that the area where she was buried had a patch of grass missing and thought it looked strange and called the police.  Police think the teens were after Yoo’s monthly disability subsidy, and that
they had been living off of it since January.

“I thought they were just hanging around. I had no idea such an atrocity was being committed in the house,” a neighbor said. Kang’s house is in a residential area with many houses huddled together.

Source: http://rokdrop.com/2009/03/30/17-year-old-disabled-girl-tortured-murdered-by-friends/

—  http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=200903221910231&code=950201 (This article is a Korean write-up, if you know how to translate it then by all means.)

http://news.sbs.co.kr/section_news/news_read.jsp?news_id=N1000564081 – Another Korean new’s article

The 2011 Murder of Seath Jackson – Marion, Florida

The Murder of Seath Jackson

(Victim Above)

(Murderers below)

Charlie Ely (18)

Justin Soto (20)

Kyle Hooper (16)

URL:  go to their myspace

Michael Bargo (18)

15 year old Seath Jackson lived in Marion, Florida and had just broken up with Ex-girlfriend, Amber Wright. Seath was upset with the breakup and disliked Micheal Bargo for ”hooking up” with Amber. Seath unleashed his frustrations on his Facebook page, which could be viewed by the public. He had words with Bargo who then had Amber ”set” Seath up.
On Sunday April 17th, 2011 Jackson was hanging out with his closest friends when suddenly, Amber wouldn’t stop texting him. Friends told Seath too ignore it but lust was blind and he continued to text back. Amber then called Seath and invited him to a Summerfield home on S.E. 53rd Avenue in Marion County under the pretense of ‘getting back together’. Seath’s friends warned him that it wasen’t a good idea, Seath, unfortunately, didn’t listen.
Once inside the home, Amber ran into a room and covered her ears while Seath was beaten in the head with a wooden object; it may have been an axe handle and then he was shot. He was able to break away and attempted to leave the house but was tackled, held and shot again and then dragged into the bathroom where he was beaten some more and shot yet again. Jackson’s body was then placed in the bathtub and his knee caps were broken. His body was hog tied and then placed into a sleeping bag and burned in bonfire. His remains were then shoveled into several 5-gallon paint containers and dumped it in the water at a local lime quarry with the help of Amber Wrights Uncle who found out when he overheard the conversation between Seath’s killers.
The motive behind the violence is something everyone is struggling to understand. Their only clue: Jackson’s Facebook page and a series of messages between him and Wright filled with profanity.Jackson accused her of cheating. She wrote: “You continuously write s**t about me.”
“I said I was done with you, and you should be done with me,” Jackson said.

“It takes a real man to accept the fact that he got broke up with,” Wright posted.
The online argument may have fueled the vicious killing

Rest in Peace – Seath Jackson 

Angela Pearce Murder; Tortured To Death By ”Friends”

Pictured; Angela Pearce

Leeds, UK. – Angela was an 18 years old from Skelton Terrace, Leeds, and clinically diagnosed as schizophrenic. The young woman had a good home life but was vulnerable if she did not take medication for her schizophrenia. She lived with her mother Irene Watson, 44, at Shelton Terrace in East End Park, Leeds. Angela came from a good home with very decent parents who cared deeply for her and did their best to look after her all her life. She also had a 16-year-old sister Nicola.

Angela was lured to a council flat in Cherry Court, Mabgate, Leeds, by her ”friends”, Meina Latif, 18, Claire Latif, 20, Mark Francom, 22, Christopher Bevis, 18, and a 17-year-old girl on April 9th, 1998 (Easter week.) They knew she was mentally ill and vulnerable and made her virtually insensible with cider before stripping her of her gold bracelets and other jewellery which were her favourite possessions. The young woman was then subjected to horrible cruelty. She was tied up, they then kicked, punched and ‘stamped’ her, had cigarettes stubbed out on her body and her hair set on fire and the remains hacked off. Her eyes were swollen to the size of tennis balls. The group made joked and laughed as Angela’s pleas fell on deaf ears. They hid Miss Pearce behind a sofa, putting music on to drown out her moaning when visitors arrived.

She was reduced to such a state that the gang realised she could never be allowed to leave the flat alive.

Angela Pearce Murder

Clockwise: the Latif sisters, Harker, Bevis and Francom.

Imprisoned in the Kitchen, the terrified Miss Pearce was then urinated on and forced to drink disinfected while she pleaded for water. The beatings were so ferocious that Miss Pearce’s eyes had swollen up “to the size of tennis balls”.  On her last day of life, she was jumped on and kicked, beaten round the head with a snooker cue and put in a cupboard. She was finally choked with a plastic bag by Harker, the 17-year-old, who then strangled her with her bare hands. Her Ribcage had been shattered before she was strangled.

The female defendants knew that Angela was not normal and decided to take her back to their flat in order to get her drunk and abuse her. Each of the defendants took the view that Angela would not and could not be allowed to leave alive. In the early hours of April 15th, 1998, Christopher Bevis was told that Meina Latif had put a plastic bag over Miss Pearce’s head and that she was dead. Two of the gang went to bed while the others watched TV, leaving the body in the cupboard.

Mark Francom and Christopher Bevis went to a disused cemetery and dug a grave on Meina
Latif’s birthday. The girls watched the grave being dug, and when the job was completed Mr Francom rolled Miss Pearce up in a carpet to carry her to the cemetery. Mark Francom later told a taxi driver, who happened to know Angela Pearce’s boyfriend, that he had heard about a girl who had been reported missing as being buried in the cemetery. Francom was tracked down by the taxi driver and Angela’s boyfriend and they contacted the police. Shortly after, the five were arrested after returning from an abortive attempt to have a holiday in Wales, when they failed to find anywhere they could all agree to stay. The police located Angela’s body soon after and a post-mortem examination revealed she had died from extensive injuries.

Angela Pearce was buried in a disused cemetery

The 5 suspects showed no remorse in court, they pointed fingers are each other in attempts to save themself.  As they were being taken away in court, people started yelling ‘murderers’ and Pearce’s family were calling them ‘scumbags’. After they were sentenced, Angela’s mother, Irene Simmons, said: “The verdict would never have been enough it should be a life for a life. I will live the rest of my lifetime knowing that they still have a life.”

The 5 murderers of Angela Pearce were described as typical ‘low lives,’ ‘the lowest rung of Leeds’ “two-speed” economy. Using benefit cheques and shoplifting, they sniffed glue, smoked cannabis and took harder drugs when a run of successful thieving brought in enough money. They would snitch on each other in a second too save their own self’s and had little integrity or morals.

Timeline leading up to Baby P’s Death

Timeline of Baby P case

An account of the developments surrounding the case of 17-month-old boy Baby Peter who died in Haringey, north London, in August 2007 after suffering a series of injuries:

1 March 2006: Baby Peter is born to Tracey Connelly.

June 2006: Connelly begins a relationship with a new boyfriend Steven Barker.

November 2006: Barker moves into Connelly’s home.

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The Murder of Bobby Kent (BULLY)

Bobby-Kent-MurderBobby Kent (May 12, 1973 – July 15, 1993)

Murder Of Robert ‘Bobby’ Kent

Bobby Kent had met Martin “Marty” Puccio in the third grade and instantly they became great pals. They lived close to one another and were always together at each others houses or riding bikes, etc. Soon it went from building ‘forts’ to liking girls and that’s when resentment, jealousy and hatred grew.

Toward the beginning of 1993 Martin (Marty) Puccio (aged 20) began dating Lisa Connelly (aged 18).

Being frustrated by how much time her boyfriend spent with Bobby, Lisa tried to distract him from Marty by setting up her friend Alice (Ali) Willis (aged 17) with Kent. They dated a few weeks but Bobby was abusive toward Ali so Ali so she cut off the relationship. In June, Marty confided to Lisa that Bobby had been abusive to him quite often over the years. Lisa tried to convince him to cut off his friendship, but Marty did not seem able to do that. By that time, Lisa knew she was pregnant by Marty and was determined that Bobby was not going to get in her way of a permanent relationship with Marty. Although Lisa admitted to having sex with Bobby as well as Marty, she maintained the baby was Marty’s. This baby, now a teenager, had a DNA test performed and discovered that she is in fact Bobby’s daughter. It is unknown if he fathered any other children before his death.

According to sources, for a few weeks prior to his murder, Bobby dated Ali and when she moved back with her parents in Palm Bay, Florida, and broke up with him, Kent said he was going to murder her and smother her baby unless she returned to Broward County to date him.

Lisa’s hatred for Bobby grew for a number a reasons including him beating and bullying Marty as well as raping Ali, her bestfriend. Bobby was also known to commonly refer to Lisa, who was overweight, as “fatass”, “tatonka”, “potlock” “chub” and “Shamu”, often encouraging and/or forcing Marty to do the same.

Allegedly, Lisa decided that Bobby needed to be eliminated permanently and started talking to Marty and other friends about murdering him. On Tuesday, July 13, 1993, Lisa called Ali and told her that “Bobby was planning to come to Palm Bay (where Ali was living) to murder her and smother her baby (by a previous relationship) unless she returned to Broward County to date him again.” Ali claimed Lisa asked her to come to her house to discuss murdering Bobby Kent. Ali went to Lisa’s house and brought two friends, her current boyfriend, Donald (Donny) Semenec (aged 17), and Heather Swallers (aged 18). Lisa had previously contacted a self-proclaimed “hit man,” named Derek Kaufman, who had been recommended by some friends. When Ali, Donny and Heather arrived, they all went to Kaufman’s home. They told him they wanted him to get a gun so they could kill Kent that night, but Kaufman told them he could not get a gun that fast. The four went back to Lisa’s house and were joined by Lisa’s cousin, Derek Dzvirko. Puccio apparently was not a part of these meetings on the 13th.

On July 14 around 11:30p.m. the six joined together at Marty’s house and discussed their plans and their roles. They had a lead pipe, two knives and a baseball bat. Marty had asked Bobby Kent to join them around 11:45pm. Marty told him that Ali was going to be there as well. Apparently Kent thought he might be able to hook up with his former girlfriend, not realizing that his best friend and ex girlfriend were helping with his murder.

All together the seven headed out to a construction site.  As soon as they got there Ali, in accordance with the plan, took Bobby off to a secluded spot where they were talking. Heather Swallers joined them there and while she and Ali distracted Bobby, Donny Semenec came up and stabbed Bobby in the neck with a knife. Bobby yelled out, “Marty, whatever I’ve done to make you mad, I’m sorry.” Then he asked for Marty’s help. Instead Marty stuck a knife in Bobby’s stomach. Derek Kaufman then approached and hit Bobby with the baseball bat, which was the final blow. After this was all done Derek Dzvirko helped dump the body. Lisa was not involved in the actual murder.

Willis was going to walk Bobby down to the water at Palm Bay, pretending to mend their ‘relationship.’ And Swallers was going to go down to Willis and Kent and talk about the crocodiles, which was the ”code word”

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MUGSHOT: Martin Joseph Puccio, Jr. also known as “Marty” is now 39

Martin Puccio was convicted and sentenced to death but that sentence was reduced in 1997 to life in prison.

Donny Semenec was given a life sentence, and Derek Kaufman was given life plus 30 years. Lisa was convicted and given life in prison but that sentence was reduced to 22 years. She gave birth to her and Kent’s child during her incarceration. She was released in 2004. Alice Willis was convicted and given a 17 year sentence. She was released in 2001. Derek Dzvirko served 6 years in state prison. Heather Swallers served 5 years and was released on parole in 1998.

MUGSHOT PHOTOS

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Derek Kaufman, now 39, self-proclaimed “mafia leader and hitman”

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Derek Dzvirko, now 40, cousin of Lisa Connelly

Lisa Connelly

Lisa Connelly who is now 37 –  Connelly was arrested in 2007 for a traffic violation which can be seen at Florida Arrests

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Donny Semenec (now 39)

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Heather Swallers (now 37)

Conspirators:

Martin Joseph (Marty) Puccio – March 21, 1973 – Bobby’s best friend since childhood, boyfriend of Lisa Connelly.

Lisa Marie Connelly – July 31, 1974 – Marty’s girlfriend. Was angry at Kent for beating and bullying Marty as well as allegedly raping her best friend, Alice Slay. Kent was also known to commonly refer to Connelly (who was overweight) as “fatass”, “tatonka”, “potlock” “chub” and “Shamu”, often encouraging and/or forcing Puccio to do the same. On January 5, 1994 Lisa Connelly, who was Puccio’s girlfriend, gave birth to their daughter. She is in the custody of Connelly’s parents in Central Florida.

Alice Jean Slay (Ali Willis) – August 29, 1975 – Kent’s former girlfriend, set up with Kent by Connelly in the hopes that if he was with her, he’d leave Puccio alone. Allegedly involved in a teenage prostitution ring prior to Kent’s murder.

Donald Roth (Donny) Semenec Jr. – July 15, 1975 – Slay’s boyfriend at the time of the murder. Habitual drug user. Supposedly helped in the murder because he was angry at Kent for raping his girlfriend. Struck the first blow on Kent. Murder occurred on his 18th birthday.

Derek Leon Kaufman – May 8, 1973 – Self-proclaimed mafia hitman who the group enlisted to plan Kent’s murder. Had no association to any of the other conspirators prior to this. Was actually the leader of a gang of youths 7-10 years younger than he was, who committed petty crimes such as theft.

Derek George Dzvirko – November 2, 1973 – Connelly’s cousin who was enlisted for extra help by Connelly. Played a minor role in the murder, borrowed one of the baseball bats used to kill Kent from a friend. Along with Swallers, was offered and accepted a plea bargain in exchange for testimony that would help convict others in the group. The two were originally promised the same prison sentence, however Dzvirko got four extra years for attempting to lie on the witness stand.

Heather June Swallers – May 24, 1975 – Previous friend of Slay who had just gotten out of drug rehab. The member of the group deemed by the State of Florida to be the least culpable for Kent’s murder. Had no participation in the murder itself and ran and hid in Slay’s car once it started. Cut the same plea bargain as Dzvirko did and got the promised sentence because unlike him, she did not lie during her testimony.

The co-perpetrators were convicted and sentenced as follows:

Heather Swallers – second-degree murder and conspiracy (seven years imprisonment); Released February 14, 1998

Derek Dzvirko – second-degree murder and conspiracy (11 years imprisonment) Released October 1, 1999

Alice Willis – second-degree murder and conspiracy (40 years imprisonment, which was commuted on appeal to 17 years in prison. She was released on parole on September 16, 2001 and is currently under community supervision for 40 years)

Donald Semenec (aka Day) – second-degree murder and conspiracy (life and 15 years imprisonment) He is incarcerated at Columbia Annex DC number 963020

Derek Kaufman – first-degree murder and conspiracy (the jury recommended life and he was sentenced to life and 30 years imprisonment) He is incarcerated at Mayo/C.I. DC number 894391

Lisa Connelly – second-degree murder and conspiracy (life and five years imprisonment, which was reversed on appeal and reduced to 22 years; she was released on parole on February 3, 2004).

Martin Puccio – first-degree murder and conspiracy. He is incarcerated at Desoto Annex DC number 963022.

* Alice Willis, after serving her time for being 1 of the 7 involved in Bobby Kent’s Murder had finally decided to an interview, 18 years later.*

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Left: Police Photo Of Ali Willis In 1993 (17)

Right: Photo of Ali Willis at 35

Today she is a 35-year-old  stay-at-home mother of four. Ali Willis was 17 when she helped plan the stabbing  and beating death of her ex-boyfriend. Willis said she was brought  into the mix by her best friend, Lisa Connelly. Connelly was pregnant with the  child of Kent’s best friend Marty Puccio. In 1993, Puccio said he felt he’d  “been pushed around” too much by Kent, claiming he was a bully.
Not too long after Willis  met Kent, Puccio and Connelly started plotting murder. Broward County detectives  said Lisa Connelly called her friend Willis to help in their plot and the group  grew from there.
Detective Frank Ilarraza  with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office worked on the case. “Ali requested others to  come along and do it,” Detective Ilarraza said. “It’s like it didn’t faze her.  They had total disregard for human life.”
But Willis said she thought  she was just visiting friends. Her new boyfriend Donny Semenec and friend  Heather Swallers came along. Lisa Connelly ‘s cousin, Derek Dzvirko, and a  self-proclaimed hitman Derek Kaufman were also involved. “Somebody said, ‘Oh, why  don’t you just kill him.’ You know, a flipping off the wall joke,” Willis told  NBC Miami.
Detectives said their  original plan was Willis would meet Bobby Kent at a construction site in Weston  and shoot him.
“I never had a gun,” Willis  said. “Lisa did have a gun on her. The gun  was just there.”
The next night, the “Broward Seven”  as they became known, tricked Kent into coming back to the construction site in  Weston. He thought they were drag racing, and Willis said she thought she was  there to witness a fight, not murder. “I got beat by that man,”  Willis said. “So yeah, I wanted to see him get beat up. I wanted him to know how  it feels.”
What happened that night  was made into a movie called “Bully” and Willis said the murder scene portrayed  in it is accurate. Willis acted as bait, leading Kent into a trap. It all  started with Willis’ new boyfriend, Donny Semenec, stabbing Kent in the neck.
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 Actor Nick Stahl (left) played the part of Bobby Kent, portrayed as the ”bully” who was constantly abusing, degrading and teasing Marty Puccino (played by actor Brad Renfro, right, who died in 2008 in a drug overdose.) Renfro was portrayed as a ‘victim’ of Bobby Kent. A friend who secretly harbored a resentful hatred for his supposed ‘best friend’
“What I remember after that  was he screaming at Marty, Bobby’s yelling at Marty: ‘Get him, get him. Do  something, do something. He hit me, he hit me,'” Willis said. “I remember  standing there, and I seen Marty go like this. To me, it looked like he hauled  off and hit him. I’ll never forget the look on his face when this happened. I  looked down and there was blood everywhere … and he was holding his stomach …  and I just froze.”Marty Puccio stabbed Kent  multiple times and slit his throat twice. Finally, Derek Kaufman, who didn’t  even know Kent, went after him with a baseball bat.
The lead detective at the  time, Ilarraza said in his 30 years on the job, it is the most shocking case he  has ever worked. “This was very personal,”  Ilarraza said. “They got right on him – where you could smell him, where you  could hear him breathing – and that’s when they savagely killed him.”
Four days later, Lisa  Connelly’s cousin Derek Dzvirko confessed, leading police to Kent’s  body.
“As soon as I got out of  the car, you could smell the decomposing body,” Ilarraza said.
After her son’s murder,  Farah Kent told NBC Miami, she thought Willis was the mastermind, a lover scorned. “He didn’t want to see her  anymore,” Kent said. “That’s why I think the whole thing happened.”
But in court, it was proven  that it was Kent’s best friend Marty Puccio, and his girlfriend Lisa Connelly  behind the murder plan, but all seven helped carry it out.
In 1993, a detective  said, “If one of these people simply said, ‘No. This is wrong,’ I think the  whole group would’ve backed off their plans.”
Willis told NBC Miami, she doesn’t know why she didn’t  say anything to stop it. “It was fear, but it was  almost like being in a trance,” Willis said.
Marty Puccio, Donny Semenec  and Derek Kaufman were all sentenced to life in prison. The four who were part  of the planning but did not attack Kent, are now all out of jail.
Willis, originally  sentenced to 40 years, served eight.
“I do think I should have  gotten some prison time,” Willis said.  “I do agree with that totally, but I don’t believe I got off easy.” “It was a  big deal, but I didn’t kill him … I honestly didn’t believe that he would end up  dead. How can you feel remorse for something you didn’t do?”
But being a mom, Willis  said she does feel sorry for Kent’s parents. “I would tell them I’m  sorry I was there, I’m sorry I never said anything,” she said. “I am sorry I  didn’t try to stop it. I am sorry I didn’t say something.”
Willis was the only one of  the Broward Seen who agreed to an interview. She said she does not keep in touch  with any of the others.
Kent’s  parents still live in Broward County. They declined an interview saying it’s  been 18 years and they are ready to put their son’s murder behind  them.

The murder of Bobby Kent resulted in a best-selling true crime book in 1998, Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge (ISBN 0-380-72333-6), written by Jim Schutze. The book was adapted by Zachary Long (a pseudonym used by David McKenna after he demanded his name be removed from the film and Roger Pullis into the 2001 film, Bully, directed by Larry Clark. The story was also covered during an episode of the A&E series American Justice.
In the film, Puccio was portrayed by Brad Renfro, Kent was portrayed by Nick Stahl, Willis was portrayed by Bijou Phillips, Connelly was portrayed by Rachel Miner, Semenec was portrayed by Michael Pitt, Swallers was portrayed by Kelli Garner, Dzvirko was portrayed by Daniel Franzese, and Kaufman was portrayed by Leo Fitzpatrick.