|Emilie Sineace, age 16|
From an article:
She died Saturday after receiving three bullet wounds to the midsection of her body — one to her left shoulder and two to her left side.
Santos, who sped away immediately after the shooting, is facing charges of first-degree murder with a firearm. He was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Palm Beach County.
When she stumbled back inside, she screamed “Help me! Help me!” before collapsing, Manasse said.
As she lay on the floor of her family’s home, suffering from gunshot wounds, Emilie kept saying to her sister Edeline, 13, “Don’t leave me be here by myself, don’t leave me by myself.”
While fading in and out of consciousness, Emilie was able to tell her sister several times that “Andon” had shot at her. She was rushed to Delray Medical Center, where she underwent surgery. Before her operation began, however, she was able to say to a deputy, “This boy shot me. His name is Brandon and he is big.”
Emilie also told the deputy Santos’ age and where he attended high school. Edeline would later tell detectives that Emilie and Santos had dated for “several weeks.”
Before he shot Emilie, Santos sent her a text message a 9:17 p.m. on Friday that said, “Come out,” the report said.
“Ya,” Emilie responded. Her cellphone, recovered at the scene of the shooting, showed no further calls or text messages.
Manasse said she was at work at a nursing home when Emilie was shot. A co-worker drove her to the hospital, where her daughter was listed in critical condition at the time.
“People told me she’d be OK,” Manasse said Monday, surrounded by friends and family at her home. She was a quiet girl who kept to herself, Manasse said.
“I lost my daughter,” Manasse said as she held a picture album with photos of her children. “She was a very good girl. She wanted to be a doctor.”
Emilie had a detailed plan for becoming one. She knew attending college would be expensive, so she had enrolled in a career academy at Inlet Grove High School in Riviera Beach, intending to graduate as a licensed practical nurse, instead of attending Santaluces High near her home. She planned on using her nurse’s salary to pay for medical school.