DEERFIELD BEACH, FL– Two years ago we reported on Wayne Treacy, the then 15-year-old who used some steel-toed boots to turn a 15-year-old girl’s brains into a bowl of mashed potatoes because he got upset over some texts she had sent him. Today, opening statements started in Treacy’s attempted murder trial.
Here’s a little background for those of you unfamiliar with this case. Treacy was in a relationship with 13-year-old Kayla Manson, who attended Deerfield Beach Middle School. She did not have a cell phone, so Treacy texted her friend, 15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley, asking about his girlfriend’s whereabouts.
Ratley didn’t know Treacy very well, but she let him know that she did not approve of him dating her friend. This lead to the two sending a series of heated, barely literate text messages back and forth, messages that sent Treacy into a fit of rage.
But the message that really sent Treacy over the edge was the message in which Ratley tells references Treacy’s dead brother. Treacy’s older brother had committed suicide five months earlier by hanging himself from a tree in front of a church. Treacy reportedly saw his brother’s body before it was removed.
Here’s the full transcript of the texts between Treacy and Ratley:
Ratley: Kayla don’t want 2 talk 2 u. Pt.
Treacy: F— you. She does.
Ratley: Lol rapest
Treacy: Stop being stupid.
Ratley: Y do u like lil girls?
Treacy: Why are you trying to get urself killed?
Ratley: Go suck t—–’s p—-!
Treacy: Your ass is getting f—-d up. Wait for it. I will find you, I will mess you up. You will regret crossing me.
Ratley: Ok 9th grader lmao its oka rapest. Ur sick. Threat me alllll u want i think its funni.
Treacy: 1 grade higher um a rapist? When we ain’t done s—? Go f— urself u lil c—. Um sorry ur father abused u, but u shouldn’t take out on others u pitiful little s—.
Ratley: Mi dads dead bitch? N yeah cus Kayla jus a lil girl.
Treacy: Like I give a s—. How does talking to a girl that’s 1 grade below me make me a rapist? Ur a dumb f—.
Ratley: Stop txtn mi phone rapest n if u dont care jus stop tryin me k. N jus go visit ur dead brother.
Treacy: UR F—ING DEAD! I SWEAR TO GOD I’M GONNA KILL YOU! I’LL F—ING FIND YOU! YOUR ASS IS COLD, DEAD MEAT MUTHERF—–!
Ratley: K u make me giggle.
Treacy: watch how much you laugh when I strangle the life outta you!! You’re f—ed. You said the wrong thing to the worst person.
Ratley: Like u did mi dad thing oh such a hipacrit.
Treacy: No, no, I’m not. See, I didn didnt know ur father was dead, u knowingly took a shot at my deceased brother. Today, you die, Slut. Kayla riding the bus today?
Ratley: Idk. N iam not diein n if I do not from u. N yeah OKAAA. u don’t know who ur even talkin 2 do u?
Treacy: Idc, I’ll find you. You’re gonna die.
Ratley: Ok man hore.
Treacy: Tell me, what’s ur name?
Ratley: Ayesha d—.
Treacy: Ur gonna die.
Ratley: Oka ill b waitn so wen ur so called gunna kill me or well it b a surpriseb hum.
Treacy: aight. wait. I’m coming for you.
Ratley: Ok but wen god u go slow.
Treacy: Wait.u’ll see.
Treacy: Let me text Kayla real quick. Just one question I have to ask her.
Ratley: She not n tha same class txt her other friend they in tha same class.
As it would turn out, Treacy was not bullshitting. Treacy would later state an explosion went off inside him after he read the text about his brother. He sent a message to a friend telling them that he was going to jail for murder, did computer searches on ways to efficiently kill people barehanded, wrote up a short will and dressed in his dead brother’s clothes–including his brother’s steel-toed boots. He then hopped on his bike and rode out to the school where students were waiting to get on the buses to go home.
He approached his girlfriend and asked her to take him to Ratley. After Manson does this, witnesses describe Treacy walking up to Ratley, grabbing her by the neck, knocking her to the ground and then began doing a Mexican hat dance on top of her face. After several kicks and stomps to Ratley’s head, a teacher intervened and escorted Treacy inside the school to wait for police. Ratley was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
There are several pics detailing Ratley’s injuries and needless to say, Treacy did a number on her. She is very lucky to be alive although she suffered some permanent brain damage, and is reportedly unable to read, write, or speak fluently. This, and the fact that she has no memory of the attack or of the text messages that proceeded it, means she probably will not testify during Treacy’s trial.
Treacy was charged as an adult for first-degree attempted murder and is looking at 50 years in prion if convicted or, if his lawyer is able to convince a jury that his client was nuts at the time of the attack, years in a mental facility. His lawyer says that Treacy suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder related to the suicide of his older brother and needs mental health treatment not prison time. Because of that, he has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Good luck with that because I’m betting a jury won’t bite.
Oh yeah, Treacy’s girlfriend was charged with being an accessory to the crime for taking Treacy to Ratley. Her trial is scheduled for August. She did the media circuit shortly after this happened, including the infamous Today show interview where she says the word “cunt” twice on air, saying she was sorry and claiming she had no idea what Treacy was planning.Tags: Assault, Attempted Murder, Florida, Josie Lou Ratley, Kayla Manson, Wayne Treacy