When Trevorius Thomas was cut down by shotgun blasts outside a shack in the woods three months ago, he died clutching his cell phone.
It was the very phone, authorities say, that one of the young men charged with killing Thomas sent a text message to a couple of hours later. The text was meant to throw off investigators.
The message — along with phone-transmission data, so-called pings from cell towers, and other evidence — is part of a murder case Monroe County sheriffs deputies have built against a pair of suspects in Thomas Jan. 27 death.
Allegations in an investigative summary obtained by The Telegraph contend that the suspects hatched a plan to