Murdered mma fighter “The Matzah Brawler” gets justice from the 3 teens that were arrested in the July home invasion. Three people accused in the murder of MMA fighter “The Matzoh Brawler” – including a 16-year-old girl – were denied bail Saturday after being charged in killing. This was from a failed home invasion robbery attempt resulting in the death Aaaron Rajman.
Murdered mma fighter Aaron Rajman lived and trained in the Boca Raton area in South Florida. He was on hiatus from an injury that he sustained in a previous fight.
MURDERED MMA FIGHTER ASSAILANTS ARRESTED
The 3 teens will likely be tried as adults in this robbery gone wrong murder case.
The girl, Summer Church, of Boca Raton, and 18-year-olds Roberto Ortiz, of Boynton Beach, and Jace Swinton, of Margate, are facing first-degree murder charges as adults in the July 3 shooting death of 25-year-old mixed martial arts fighter Aaron Rajman, an Orthodox Jew. They appeared before a judge in West Palm Beach.
MURDERED MMA FIGHTER’S HISTORY
Aaron Rajman was born on June 27, 1992, in Bronx, New York and at the age of four, he moved to Florida with his family. He was one of seven kids and his family suffered financial difficulties. Growing up, he found himself in a lot of trouble. In his teens, he experimented with drugs and was often caught with them. He was raised in a Jewish household and Rajman later devoted a lot of time to his faith.
Rajman’s father, Gabriel, passed away at the age of 46 in 2011 from lymphoma. At the time of his father’s death, the MMA fighter was only 19-years-old. Talking about his father, Rajman said that he could feel Gabriel rooting for him, and gave his father credit for his mental training.
He was a mixed martial arts fighter with a 2-2-0 record. Rajman fought his first pro match in April 2014 and his last one was on May 7, 2016 when he lost to Luis Raul Gomez Alvarez.
He started his amateur career in 2010 where he had an 8-1-0 record. MMA referee, Russ Greenberg revealed that Rajman was suffering from a leg injury and was hoping to fight again soon.
Judi Church, who went to her daughter’s arraignment, has told local media that cops are accusing Summer of being the mastermind, but she says her daughter is an innocent victim who was used to set-up Rajman.
She told the Florida Sun-Sentinel that a group of men that included Ortiz and Swinton forced her daughter at gunpoint to get in a car and call Rajman to see if he was home.
According to Summer They made her get in the car, and they made her make that phone call,” Church told the paper.
She said her daughter was not a bad kid, that she was trying to do good in school and that she wants to go to nursing school when she graduates high school.
“The state attorney needed to arrest somebody, and they decided she was the criminal mastermind behind all this even though she told them everything she knows,” she said, according to the paper.
FIGHTER SHOT TO DEATH IN FLORIDA HOME
The mother told the Palm Beach Post that Summer and Rajman were acquaintances who met in January at a convenience store. She said at the time her daughter was dating Swinton.