Girl Charged in Murder of Chabad MMA Fighter

A 16-year-old girl is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Aaron Rajman, 25, who was shot dead in his surburban Boca Raton home in early July.

From the Palm Beach Post:

Summer Church of suburban Boca Raton is facing two counts of home invasion with a firearm or other deadly weapon as well as first-degree murder. Church was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at about 8:15 a.m. Friday morning.

Church was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday and is facing charges as an adult. A source said there are expected to be more arrests in the case.

Aaron Rajman, 25, was shot after several men entered his home at about 10:30 p.m. July 3, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. A fight broke out and Rajman was shot before the men fled. No mention was made by PBSO of a female participating in the shooting when it first reported the murder.

Aaron Rajman rose to fame as one of the world’s only Orthodox-Jewish Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, and had a 2-2 record.

He grew up attending Chabad of West Boca Raton, where he resided with his mother and siblings until his murder.

Update: Two more teens were arrested over the killing: Jace Swinton, 18, and Roberto Ortiz, 18.

Church, Swinton and Ortiz were booked into the Palm Beach County jail Friday morning after being indicted in Rajman’s killing. In addition to first-degree murder, each defendant faces two counts of armed home invasion robbery with a firearm.


  • 2. Nauseating wrote:

    a 16 year old girl??? Her eyes look so sad,, I cant imagine how awful a persons life could be that they should be able to commit murder at 16 years old!! Avraham,, may Hashem avenge your blood as only he can,, a life snuffed out way too soon,, a kiddush Hashem maker,, It is really tragic.

    • 3. Mastermind wrote:

      According to other news sources, the police aren’t accusing her of doing the shooting or even being there but of masterminding the attack.
      Regardless, how someone so young could be at that place in their life is shocking.
      May Aaron’s tragic murder be avenged.

  • 6. Picaboo Shimon wrote:

    I am glad the cops caught them. This was such a terrible senseless crime. May Hashem protect us all.

  • 8. tr32 wrote:

    aaron, please help intervene for us here. You know how to fight, so please fight for the Emes to be revealed, so we can join you in Geula shleima b’karov. You were a real Jew, who was proud to be the best Jew you could. Bless you.
    how tragic…… so so many ways.
    where are all the leaders for the non jewish world, its time that they started working with their youth.

  • 9. Baya Chait wrote:

    How terrible. Such shice filthbags to do this to a wonderful jewish man. They are useless to society, he was everything to the world.


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