Three arrested after Brandon man beaten and burned alive
BRANDON — Three men were arrested late Tuesday after deputies say two of them stabbed and beat a man, threw him in a trash bin and burned him to death as he screamed.
Brendan Lee Terry, 20, and Kasey Lee Ackerman, 20, were charged with first-degree murder. David James Link II, 18, was charged as an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. All three lived at 201 Brandon Manor Court, where the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the murder happened.
Here’s how deputies say the homicide happened:
The three men met the unidentified victim Monday at Brandon Town Center. The man agreed to go to their apartment to do the drug Xanax.