Three Kansas City, Mo., teenagers have been charged in the grisly murder of an eighth-grader whom they allegedly beat up before taking turns shooting the young girl, KCTV reports.
Alexis Kane's body was found Jan. 11 outside the Bay Waterpark not far from Smith-Hale Middle School, where Alexis was a student. According to the report, several 9 mm shells were found at the crime scene.
Dominic "Nick" McDaniel, 18, and Issac M. "Malik" Carter and Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy, both 17, have been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the alleged brutal beating and shooting death of the 14-year-old girl.
According to the news station, surveillance video shows that Alexis got into a vehicle with two of the suspects at a convenience store. Her friends said that she had agreed to meet with Malik via Facebook. The friends said that they told Alexis not to get into the car, and they followed the vehicle but lost sight of her.
Waterpark surveillance footage shows one of the boys hitting Alexis in the face with a gun, KCTV notes. After that, the others passed around the gun, shooting the young girl multiple times.
"She didn't deserve it, and we all know that," Alexis' mother, LoShonda Kane, said. "She will be missed so much by many.
"I ask all mothers, please protect your children," the grieving mother added.
The three suspects are being held on a bond of $500,000. It reportedly took more than 100 local and federal officers to locate the three suspects.
"There is just no sense to this. I can't give you a motive. It's senseless. A 14-year-old is no longer with us. I cannot give you a reason that makes any sense," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said.
Read more at KCTV.