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Messages from teens reveal how boy persuaded 2 girls to help him kill romantic rival, police say

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MIRAMAR, Florida – Two teenage girls and a teenager face charges in the recent murder of 18-year-old Dwight “DJ” Grant in Miramar. They were all students at Miramar High School and their messages helped the detectives solve the case.

Andre Clemens III, 17, Christie Parisienne, 17, and Jaslyn Smith, 16, were in the custody of the Broward County Juvenile Justice Department on Monday after appearing in court on Sunday.

During a conversation with detectives, Christie identified herself as Andre’s girlfriend and Jaslyn’s friend and she said that Andre was upset after learning that his ex-girlfriend had been having sex sex with Grant, according to an arrest warrant.

“Murder will definitely happen soon,” “It will be bloody” and “help me kill him,” Andre wrote in messages to Christie on Oct. 11, adding that he wanted it done before he got home. , according to the records.

The Miramar Police Department issues arrest warrants in the murder of an 18-year-old high school student.
The Miramar Police Department issues arrest warrants in the murder of an 18-year-old high school student.

Detectives spoke with Andre’s ex-girlfriend and she said she had consensual sex with Grant, according to Tania Rues, spokesperson for the Miramar Police Department. Jaslyn told detectives that Andre told her he was mad about a rape, records show. Rues said the allegation was false.

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While Andre and Christie exchanged “I love you” messages, Andre also sent his ex-girlfriend threatening texts about Grant, his romantic rival, according to the arrest warrant.

“We have plans for this person… If he made you happy, get used to him not being here anymore,” Andre wrote on Oct. 11, according to the arrest warrant.

Surveillance videos show “chunks” of the deadly attack, Streets said on Monday. Video shows Christie and Jaslyn, both residents of the Lake Vista Apartments at 8440 Sherman Cir N., walking with Andre shortly before 7 p.m. on October 17, according to an arrest warrant.

Other videos show the trio together after 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 at New Park Towers, 2261 Sherman Cir S., where they executed a plan to ambush and kill Grant, according to an arrest warrant. Christie offered to have sex with Grant and texted him about dating on Oct. 17, according to records.

Christie pulled Grant into the stairwell where Andre and Jaslyn were waiting, police said. During the attack, Andre used a knife to stab Grant in the neck and a sword to stab him in the chest, Jaslyn told detectives, according to the arrest warrant.

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“Andre and Jaslyn are captured on video carrying what appeared to be a lifeless victim out of the stairwell and dropping him to the floor,” Miramar detective Pedro Interian wrote, adding that the teens had used the products cleaning and fire to try to get rid of the murder. evidence.

Grant’s mother said he did not come home on the night of October 17, nor did he go to school on October 18, police said.

An officer followed a trail of blood through New Park Towers and found Grant dead in the bushes on October 19. Grant’s body was near a knife with a broken blade, according to an arrest warrant. Andre attended the group’s training on October 20, but school deputies sent him home, police said.

Andre, Christie and Jaslyn face charges of first degree murder, tampering with evidence and criminal conspiracy. Detectives gathered evidence from teenage homes in Miramar and Pembroke Pines. Their next court appearance will be on November 4.

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