Two teenage girls and a teenage boy are facing charges in the recent murder of 18-year-old Dwight “DJ” Grant in Miramar.
Andre Clemens III, 17, Christie Parisienne, 17, and Jaslyn Smith, 16, were in the custody of the Broward’s Department of Juvenile Justice on Monday after appearing in court on Sunday.
Christie identified herself as Andre’s girlfriend and Jaslyn’s friend and she said Andre was upset after he learned his ex-girlfriend had sex with Grant, according to an arrest warrant.
“Murder will definitely happen soon,” “It’ll be bloody” and “help me kill him,” Andre wrote in text messages to Christie on Oct. 11, records show.
Detectives spoke with Andre’ ex-girlfriend and she said she had a consensual sexual relationship with Grant, and text messages show Andre told her he planned to kill him, according to Tania Rues, a spokeswoman for the Miramar Police Department.
Surveillance videos show “bits and pieces” of the fatal attack, Rues said on Monday. A video shows Andre, Christie, and Jaslyn, both residents of the Lake Vista Apartments at 8440 Sherman Cir N., walking together shortly before 7 p.m., on Oct. 17, according to an arrest warrant.
Other videos show the trio together on Oct. 17 at the New Park Towers, at 2261 Sherman Cir S., where they executed a plan to ambush and kill Grant, according to an arrest warrant. Andre used a knife to stab Grant in the neck and a sword to stab him in the chest, police said.
Grant’s mother reported he didn’t come home on Oct. 17.
An officer followed a trail of bloodstains at the New Park Towers and found the Miramar High School senior dead in the bushes on Oct. 19. His body was near a knife with a broken blade, according to an arrest warrant.
Andre, Christie, and Jaslyn are facing charges of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and criminal conspiracy. Their next appearance in court is on Nov. 4.