Florida Teen Logan Smith Arrested for Conspiring to Kill Jogger and Keep His Body for Sexual Desires

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A Florida teenager has been arrested after he attempted to kill a jogger, planning to keep the man’s corpse in his closet “to fulfill his sexual fantasies”, law enforcement officials have said.

Logan Smith, 18, of Cocoa, tried to strangle the jogger to death but was overpowered by his victim, who held him until police arrived on the scene, according to an arrest report obtained by Fox 35.

The troubled teenager hatched his morbid plan after watching the slasher film ‘Scream’ and staring at the jogger for six weeks, police say.

Smith reportedly told cops he studied the jogger’s exercise routine and running route, which passed by the teenager’s house.

Smith had placed a rubber mallet, a spray can of Ax deodorant and a clothing belt between two cars parked in the driveway of his home as he waited for his victim, police said. He would have planned to strangle him and take him home in a sheet. Smith told police he planned to hit the victim with the mallet and impair his vision with the deodorant spray.

Logan Smith was arrested after plotting to kill a jogger he didn’t know, planning to keep the man’s corpse in his closet to fulfill his sexual fantasies.
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“He further planned to place the victim’s body in his closet where the defendant said no one would know, and the defendant could have the victim’s body all to himself,” the report said. arrest. “The defendant said he also planned to play with the victim to fulfill his sexual fantasies.”

When he launched his attack, he “threw the belt of the robe over the victim’s head until it was around the front area of ​​the victim’s neck”. However, the victim used his martial arts training to defend himself against his attacker, whom he had never met, spoken to or even seen before.

The boyfriend of Smith’s mother, who acts as the father figure to the teenager in her life, described Smith as a mentally struggling loner since his father died in a car crash five years ago.

The teenager's plan was influenced after watching the film
The teen’s plan was influenced after watching the movie ‘Scream’ and watching the jogger for six weeks, even studying the jogger’s exercise routine.
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“He wouldn’t have been the kid you invited to fun parties.” He wouldn’t be the kid with the cool shoes,” he said. said Fox 35.

“We just thought it was weird that he wanted to go to the movies on his own. A person like Logan is more of a loner. They don’t like stepping out of their comfort zone.

The family plans to retain an attorney and provide Smith with the mental health care he needs, the mother’s boyfriend said.

When Logan Smith executed his attack, he threw the clothing belt over the victim's head until it was around the front area of ​​the victim's neck.
When Logan Smith executed his attack, he threw the clothing belt over the victim’s head until it was around the front area of ​​the victim’s neck.
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“We are all lost for this. It’s hard to understand the thoughts going through his head and what he wanted to do,” he said.

Smith faces attempted murder charges and is believed to be being held without bond in Brevard County Jail.

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