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3 Teens Accused Of Killing Florida Student With A Knife, Sword Over Sexual Relationship With Suspect's Ex-Girlfriend

Dwight “D.J.” Grant was stabbed in the neck with a small knife and later in the chest with a sword.

By The Associated Press

A high school student was ambushed and stabbed to death with a knife and sword earlier this month by another teen who was angry the victim had previously had sex with the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, authorities in South Florida said this week.

A 17-year-old boy planned the murder with his current girlfriend, who is also 17, and received help from another female friend, who is 16, Miramar police said. All three were charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and criminal conspiracy.

Dwight “D.J.” Grant, 18, was stabbed in the neck with a small knife and later in the chest with a sword on Oct. 17 in the stairwell of his apartment complex, according to arrest affidavits for the three teens.

Grant's body was found two days later in some bushes near the building.

Investigators say Grant was lured to the crime scene by the jealous teen’s current girlfriend, who he had arranged to meet to have sex.

According to an arrest report, surveillance footage shows the attack as well as the moment when the suspects moved Grant's body after he was stabbed in the neck and in the chest.

Tanesha Franklyn, who used to live at the complex, stopped by the apartment of Grant’s mother with flowers, CBS4 reported.

“When I heard about this I thought about my child taking small walks around the Circle," Franklyn told the station. "I thought about people lurking in the area and knowing there could be danger in anything. Everything comes from being a mother and you feel these emotions as a part and you are touched when someone loses their life like this.”

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