‘A man is dead, his seven children orphaned. A needless death of reckless stupidity, because an 18-year-old girl wanted a device she could not afford’
Gang of five teenage girls, aged 16 to 18, killed a man and stole his iPhone 6′ after agreeing to meet to buy the device in a Chicago parking lot
Dad of seven Javier Bueno-Sanchez, 43, agreed to meet a group of five girls in a parking lot to sell them his iPhone 6 for $450
18-year-old Courtney A. Sherman handed him an envelope and took the phone
Bueno-Sanchez then realized there was only a few dollars in the envelope and tried to get his phone back, but the 17-year-old driver pressed the gas
The father was dragged along the car until he fell and hit his head on the pavement, he died three days later
Three out of the group of five girls are charged in his death
Courtney Sherman is being held on $500,000 bond, charged with reckless homicide and robbery
Two other suspects held at a juvenile facility, likely to be charged as adults
Courtney A. Sherman, 18, owas in the passenger seat and the oldest of the three teenage girls charged in the death of Javier Bueno-Sanchez over an iPhone
Javier Bueno-Sanchez: Recklessly and needlessly killed because an 18-year-old girl wanted a device she could not afford
An 18-year-old and two unidentified 17-year-olds were charged with reckless homicide and robbery.
The oldest, 18-year-old Courtney A. Sherman, of Tweed Road in Fox Lake, Illinois, was a passenger in a carload of five teen girls who met (Trinidad) Javier Bueno-Sanchez, 43, in a Meijer store parking lot in Round Lake Beach at 7:55pm on April 24.
The teens, aged 16 to 18, arrived in a packed car at the supermarket in the northern Chicago suburb, cops said.
Javier Bueno-Sanchez, [sitting left], with his children his wife and four of his children
Javier Bueno-Sanchez, [top left], was killed when five teen girls scammed him and sped off in their car as he was negotiating with them to sell his iPhone
The teen girls contacted the dad through the Offer Up app and had agreed to buy an iPhone 6 from Bueno-Sanchez for $450.
Police said Bueno-Sanchez conducted the sale while the girls sat in their car in the parking lot. When Sherman, who was in the passenger seat, handed him an envelope with cash in it, he quickly realized he had been scammed. The envelope contained only a few dollars, instead of the $450, as prearranged.
Daughter Lily Olmos [right], said of her dad: ‘He was such a good person,’ and didn’t deserve to die like this Bueno-Sanchez, [right], was a constant presence in the growth and development of his children and grand children
The police report said the car dragged the victim until he fell to the pavement, smacking his head. The suspects then fled the scene, said police.
Bueno-Sanchez was conscious when help arrived and at first he was talking and it didn’t seem as if his injuries were serious, said Scott.
Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper ruled his death a homicide caused by head trauma.
Two other teens in the car, a 16 and 17-year-old, will not be charged.
Sherman is being held on $500,000 bond. The other two unidentified teen girls will likely be charged as adults, said Smith.
Scott said that, tragically, the dad had taken all the right precautions for the sale, meeting the girls early in a well-populated area, and not getting in their car, but he still ended up dead.
‘Young people don’t think of the ramifications of their actions,’ Scott told Fox 40. ‘They think of what they’re planning on doing and they don’t think of the things that can go wrong … with this, everything that could have went wrong did, and it can’t get more serious than it is right now.’