Thursday, December 3, 2020

Mom run down and killed 'by son's ex, 15, and her pals in plan to ambush boy'

THE MOTHER of a teenage boy who was beat up by his ex-girlfriend and her friends, was fatally run over by the vengeful group of teens who fled the scene in a church van.

Kimberly Stone, 15, allegedly planned the attack on her ex-boyfriend Hunter Penton at his home in Polk City, Florida, on Nov. 9.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd held a press conference on the crime.

Suzette Penton was mowed down while taking photos and videos of the teenagers.

Stone—who had a breakup with Penton six months ago and moved on to Elijah Stansell, 18—had been suspended from school that day because she and Penton were arguing and she threatened him.

"After school, that day she was suspended, she gets with her best friend, Hannah Eubanks, and another by the name of Raven Sutton, they get with Elijah and he drives the van to Hunter Penton's house,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said during a press conference on Tuesday, according to The Daily Mail.

Stone allegedly guided Stansell, who used a van from the church where his father serves as a pastor, to Penton’s house. 

Once they arrived, they entered the home and ambushed Penton.

Elijah Stansell was charged with murder for allegedly driving a van and mowing down Suzette Penton.

Kimberly Stone, the ex-girlfriend of Hunter Penton, was in a new relationship with Elijah Stansell.

Hannah Eubanks reportedly recorded video of Elijah Stansell and Raven Sutton beating up Hunter Penton.

Raven Sutton allegedly helped beat up Hunter PentonCredit: Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Stansell and another boy, Sutton, 16, beat Penton up while Eubanks, 14, filmed the attack.

Penton’s mother, school librarian Suzette Penton, 52, arrived during the beatdown and chased the teenagers outside.

The mother recorded videos and took photos that she planned to later hand over to police.

However, as she stood capturing images of the suspects, Stansell, in the drivers seat of the van, ran her over. 

Suzette Penton arrived home to find four teenagers beating up her son, Hunter.

Suzette Penton was a school librarian.

A witness recorded the crime.

“I’m trying to stay back. I don’t know if these people have a gun. They just mowed that poor lady down,” the witness said in a 911 call.

The mother was in critical condition at a hospital for three weeks and died on Monday.

Judd said that Stansell plowed over Suzette Penton with such force that there were “tire tracks on her body.”

“He didn't clip her—she was squared up and he ran over her. Directly over her. Rolled her underneath the van,” Judd said.

A witness recorded video of Suzette Penton being run over by a van with the four teenagers.

Stansell had “every opportunity in the world not to run over this lady but he did,” the sheriff said, commenting on the footage from the witness. 

“He used the church van that was intended for good, and used it for evil. He needs to go to prison,” Judd said.

The four teenagers were initially accused of attempted murder but Stansell now faces that charge and the other three, who faced charges as juveniles, have been turned over to adult court.

“What started out as a bunch of kids going to beat up a guy because he used to date Kimberly turned into a murder,” Judd said.

He added that Stansell “controlled and could have stopped the murder but he's the one, he’s the driver, that in the church van, ran over and killed this beautiful lady.”

All four teenagers face burglary charges and are in jail.

“They went from being rowdy, out of control kids to murder,” Judd said.