WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Three Florida teenagers are being held without bail after being charged with murdering a professional mixed martial arts fighter.
A judge in Palm Beach County denied bond Saturday to a 16-year-old Summer Church and 18-year-olds Roberto Ortiz and Jace Swinton. All are charged as adults with first-degree murder after the slaying of 25-year-old mixed martial arts fighter Aaron Rajman.
The Palm Beach Post reports that while Church wasn’t at the scene when Swinton was killed during a July 3 home invasion, police say she was the mastermind behind the slaying. The 11th-grader was arrested on her way to school Friday.
Ortiz and Swinton are also charged with home invasion. Police say a fight broke out after they entered Rajman’s home and Rajman was fatally shot.
Rajman had a 2-2 record since becoming a professional fighter.