The cab allegedly used by Brian Horn to pick up 12-year-old Justin Bloxom.
Amy Witham Fletcher posted this picture of herself with her son Justin saying, "Justice for Justin Bloxom is all I ask and pray for." (Source: Amy Witham Fletcher via Facebook)
MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) -
Jurors in the capital murder trial of Brian Horn saw disturbing and sexually explicit text messages Monday that prosecutors say were exchanged between 12-year-old Justin Bloxom and a twice-convicted sex offender in the hours before the boy's death in March of 2010.
Prosecutors say Horn posed as a 15-year-old girl, sending the text messages to set up a meeting with Bloxom and telling the boy that "she" was sending a cab driver to pick him up.
Bloxom's body was found the following morning, March 30, in a wooded area off of Highway 171.
In the exchange of text messages read aloud Monday in court, Horn tells Bloxom, "He went to the end to get you. I'm just watching porn." "Yeah," Bloxom replies, "but are you sure he can get me back in 30 minutes?"
Included in the exchange of messages were two dozen photos sent to Bloxom. The boy's response to the images via text drew gasps from the audience: "You gotta remember, I'm only 12."
Horn, 37, is charged with kidnapping and murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
Jurors also got a closer look at the taxi cab that the twice-convicted sex offender was driving when prosecutors say he lured Bloxom out of a friend's Stonewall home.