White Family Who Brutally Murdered And Dismembered Two Black Men Face No Hate Crime Charges

White Family Who Brutally Murdered And Dismembered Two Black Men Face No Hate Crime Charges

Alize Smith and Jarron Moreland were chained to cinder blocks and dumped in a pond.

Published May 4, 2018

A white teen and three others have been charged in connection with the murder and removal of two Black men.

On April 14, Alize Ramon Smith and Jarron Keonte Moreland, both 21, were reported missing after a shooting in the parking lot of a Crest Foods in Moore, Oklahoma, reported KOCO.

Fourteen days later, Moore police confirmed the dismembered bodied of Smith and Moreland were found in a pond.

Soon after the bodies were discovered, Moore police officers arrested 16-year-old Brett Boettler, who was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, unlawful removal of a dead body, desecration of a human corpse, and possessing a firearm after delinquent adjudication.

Boettler's older brother, Kevin Garcia-Boettler, 22, was also charged with accessory after the fact and unlawful removal of a dead body. Boettler's mother, 40-year-old Crystal Rachelle Boettler and her boyfriend, 43-year-old Johnny Shane Barker, were both charged with accessory after the fact.

Barker was also charged with unlawful removal of a body and desecration of a human corpse.

According to court documents, detectives were able to connect Boettler to the crime after finding the White Chrysler Town and Country van which was seen at shooting parked at his home.

Upon examining the vehicle, detectives discovered "cleaning products and a power washer around the vehicle," "dried blood spatter on the ceiling of the van" and "a bucket of water with a chainsaw bar inside and soaking in the water along with several jigsaw blades,” according to court documents.

Police believe the brothers fled the scene with the bodies and drove to their mother's house where her boyfriend allegedly helped them remove the bodies, dismember them, attach bricks to the bodies with chains, and dumped them in a pond.

Kevin admitted to disposing of the bodies and Barker admitted that he helped with cleaning the van.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Moore Police Department)


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