The three teens accused in the killing of mixed martial arts fighter Aaron ‘The Matzoh Brawler’ Rajman, reportedly rummaged his home for marijuana, narcotics, money and swords.
Roberto Ortiz, 18, Jace Swinton, 18 and Summer Church, 17, entered the 25-year-old’s Boca Raton, Florida home the night of July 3 with a firearm or other deadly weapon which they used to kill Rajman after a group of unknown men entered his front door.
A brawl then broke out and at least one shot was fired before the suspects drove off, the sheriff’s office said.
Rajman, 25, was shot dead after a group of men entered his home and a fight broke out
Palm Beach County State Attorney, Dave Aronberg said the act of violence was not random
The trio poached several of Rajman’s belongings as well as a cellphone from a female visitor inside the home, according to the Palm Beach Post.
It’s unclear whether or not the woman was a victim of the violence.
Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said in a statement Tuesday the killing was not believed to be a random act of violence.
‘Mr. Rajman was targeted by these defendants, and we intend to seek justice for the victim and his family,’ Aronberg said.
‘I’m grateful they were caught,’ Emily Imber, Rajman’s ex-girlfriend, told the local newspaper Friday. ‘I hope they get all of them. This has been devastating.’
The murder happened inside Rajman’s Boca Raton home on the evening of July 3rd
The suspects became acquainted with the victim after they met in the neighborhood earlier this year
Mother to the youngest suspect, Church, said her daughter and Swinton met Rajman earlier this year at a local convenience store in Boca Raton. The group since hung out together from time to time.
Church claimed in the interview with The Post her daughter was ordered by Ortiz to contact Rajman to determine his whereabouts before the intrusion.
Church said her daughter did not play an active role in the alleged shooting.
The trio was booked to the Palm Beach County Jail last week on charges of first-degree murder and home invasion with a firearm or deadly weapon.
‘(My daughter) wasn’t there. To charge her with first-degree murder doesn’t make sense,’ Church added.
Rajman was remembered by those who knew him as a hard-working and kind person
‘As nice as he was outside the cage, he was just as tough inside it,’ Lamar Brown, a 27-year-old lightweight who trained with Rajma, said
‘She worked with them and gave them as much information as possible.’
Ortiz, the suspect said to have orchestrated the murder, was also arrested back in January after he pointed a gun at a 16-year-old boy in Lake Wort. He was not charged.
Rajman, a devoted Orthodox Jewish MMA boxer, was remembered by those who knew him as a hard-working and kind individual.
‘As nice as he was outside the cage, he was just as tough inside it,’ Lamar Brown, a 27-year-old lightweight who trained with Rajma said.
‘He was always smiling, never had a bad day.’