As a young man held a gun to her head in the pool area of an east Orange County apartment complex, 19-year-old Jamie Kettering begged for her life, repeating the plea about seven times.

But Jose Gabriel Torres Justiniano, the 18-year-old with whom she’d been arguing before he pulled a semiautomatic handgun, drew back the slide on the weapon, then fired two shots — the second directly into her head, according to an affidavit for Torres Justiniano’s arrest.

The affidavit, which the Orlando Sentinel requested in the days after the March 17 shooting, was made public this week. It details what led up to Kettering’s execution as well as how her alleged killer was identified. Jose Gabriel Torres Justiniano, 18. Torres Justiniano is facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries up to life in prison. He’s being held without bail at the Orange County Jail and is currently slated to stand trial in August.

Orange County deputies found Kettering dead in the Advenir at Polos East complex around 12:30 a.m. March 17, after a friend she’d met recently on SnapChat called to report he had left her there with a group of people to go to the store, then came back to find her dead.

Kettering’s body was lying on a lounge chair with a bullet wound to the left side of her head. She was wearing a dark colored fanny pack holding various narcotics and baggies, deputies said. The friend confirmed to investigators that she was involved in selling drugs.

Through witness accounts, […]

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