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Christmas Eve murder suspects arrested
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Pensacola police say the fourth and final suspect in a Christmas Eve murder and kidnapping has been arrested.
Anthony Wilson, 29, was arrested just after 9 pm last night, at a home in Ensley. Wilson is the 4th person to face capital murder charges in the death of Torrance Hackworth.
The body of Torrance Hackworth was found in this empty lot off North S Street.
Friends and neighbors remember him as "Topkat.” Devoris Bright, friend of victim said, "It's this name he had since he was young."
Devoris Bright and his wife Tameka say Hackworth was like a brother to them.
"He was...different...you know, like a happy person,” said Bright.
Tameka Bright, friend of victim said, “He liked to clown, play video games, speak to everybody, talk to the pastor, help everybody out...loved to play with the kids."
Police say Anthony Wilson and three other men, Deontrez Kitt, Deavis Saulsberry and Trevon Nelson are responsible for Hackworth’s death. Officers say they demanded money, then beat Hackworth at his home on North J Street in front of his girlfriend and their four children.
Police say the men then kidnapped Hackworth and shot him several times.
Tameka bright said, "When you think about, you're like, man who would really wanna kill Topcat?"
Hackworth's body was found on December 26th. All four suspects are now behind bars. Police say they don't expect to make any more arrests in this case.
"I’ll always miss him. I love him for real,” said Tameka Bright.
Devoris Bright said, "I’m glad for the family, you know, for the Hackworth family, to have some kind of justice out of it. It's good that they finally got 'em all."
Police believe the incident was drug related.