3 charged in slaying of Polk cheerleader


Published: Friday, January 12, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 11:09 p.m.

BARTOW — Three men have been charged with killing a 17-year-old high school cheerleader, putting her body in the trunk of a car and setting the vehicle on fire in an orange grove, authorities said.

Polk County sheriff's officials said the three men confessed to luring Angelia Headrick to an apartment Jan. 3, robbing her of money and a small amount of drugs and killing her.

The charred car was found in the grove near the small, rural community of Babson Park on Friday, the sheriff's office said. The three suspects were arrested Wednesday.

Authorities believe the 90-pound, blond Headrick became entangled in the world of small-time drug dealing. She was beaten and stabbed more than 20 times.

"They killed her over $400, a little bit of cocaine and a little bit of marijuana," Polk sheriff's Chief W.J. Martin said.

Arrested were Eric Rodriguez, 20, Gary Michael Glisson, 29, and Jarvis Jameal Mosley, 23, all of Polk County.

All were being held Thursday without bond, according to jail records, which did not indicate whether they had lawyers.

Rodriguez was charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Glisson and Mosley were each charged with first-degree murder, robbery and arson.

Headrick was a high school junior who recently withdrew from Daniel Jenkins Academy, where students take online instruction and can also take classes and participate in extracurricular activities at Haines City High School. She was planning to transfer to Haines City High, where she had been a cheerleader and played on the volleyball team.

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