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Teen Shoots Another Teen For Selling Him Spices Instead of Weed

Seth Carreras 17, was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Hunter Woodson following a bad drug deal.

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Seth Carreras (Davis County, Utah, Jail via the Salt Lake Tribune)

Seth Carreras 17, was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Hunter Woodson following a bad drug deal.


Reports suggest that 17-year-old Carreras and the victim, 19-year-old Hunter Woodson had been texting on Nov 21.  planning the drug sale, however, Woodson did not have the amount that  Carreras wanted. According to the report, Carreras wanted 1.5 ounces but Woodson didn’t have that much.

Carreras reportedly went to Woodson’s home to test the product, however, the agreed price of the sale was $261. Carreras said he only had  $121 and Woodson agreed to sell at that price. Carreras then went back to his home to retrieve the money and drove back to Woodson’s residence.

The search warrant affidavit reported that Woodson requested his 17-year-old girlfriend collect the money from Carreras while he sprinkled salt, pepper, paprika and other spices into a pink bag and taped it up. The unidentified teen walked back to Woodson gave him the money collected the bag, and then walked to Carreras to hand it to him. Carreras realized something was off and the girlfriend ran into the home to warn Woodson.

While explaining to the authorities, Woodson’s girlfriend told them that Carreras followed her into Woodson’s room,  Woodson instructed her to hide behind a door while he got into a fighting stance awaiting Carreras. She saw Carreras pointing a gun at Hudson which Hudson responded: “What are you going to do about it, shoot me?” It was then Carreras fired his 9mm handgun “a lot of times” causing Woodson to fall to the ground.

He then walked forward and stood over Woodson firing some more times, she told the police. As the girlfriend ran out of the room she told police she saw Carreras go through Woodson’s pockets. She then called authorities and 22 minutes later, Carreras was arrested at his home as he was trying to hide under a car.

Investigators found “hundreds of bottles of pills” on a shelf in the shed along with knives, guns, ammunition and two machetes.

Judge David Connors ordered the teen be moved to an adult facility, since his 18th birthday is Feb. 10, an order his lawyer didn’t object to. Carreras was charged with first-degree murder.

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