ST. PETE, Fla (970 WFLA)- At about 12:30 am Thursday morning, St. Pete police officers responded to a home invasion robbery and attempt homicide at 261 79th Avenue NE.
The victim, Jihi McEvoy, was found by her son severely beaten and unable to communicate what had happen to her. She was transported to the Bayfront Medical Center with severe upper body trauma and is currently listed in critical condition.
Mickey White lives with his mother and had left her alone briefly while he went to run an errand with a friend. White said he had been contacted by an acquaintance, later identified as Carrie Marcink, who asked him to come with her to an ATM so she could play him back for an outstanding debt.
White was picked up by Marcink at about midnight, leaving his mother alone in the house and returned about half hour later.
Upon his return he found his mother lying on the floor brutally beaten with evidence that the house had been ransacked and valuables taken.
Detectives interviewed Carrie Marink who subsequently admitted that the two co-defendants had conspired with her to lure White out of the house for a brief period of time so that Tennis and Andrews could commit the home invasion robbery in his absents.
During her interview with detectives, Danielle Tennis also admitted to her participation in the robbery and claimed it was Andrews who beat the victim with his fists and feet while she searched the house for valuables.
Christopher Andrews was later arrested, but denied any involvement in the home invasion or beating of the victim.
Detectives have also determined that portions of the home invasion were captured on a neighbor's home surveillance system.
Marink, Tennis and Anderson are all being charge with home invasion robbery and attempted 1st degree murder. They have been booked in the Pinellas County Jail.
Christopher Andrews Carrie Marcink Danielle Tennis