Two Sentenced To 10 Years In Killing Of Orthodox Jewish MMA Fighter Aaron Rajman

By Staff Reporter
Posted on 07/18/19 | News Source: Sun-Sentinel

Mixed martial arts fighter Aaron Rajman’s presence in the ring was unmistakable in South Florida. As an Orthodox Jew who wore a yarmulke during his fights, he was nicknamed “The Matzoh Brawler.”

But Rajman, 25, met a violent end in 2017 but not in a MMA cage. He was shot to death in his bedroom in West Boca. It was a drug robbery gone wrong, court records show.

Two people took responsibility Monday for the killing and received 10-year prison sentences. The prosecution continues against a third person alleged as the shooter in the case.

Summer Church, 18, of West Boca, and Jace Swinton, 20, of Margate, each pleaded guilty to reduced charges of second-degree murder.

Two counts of armed home-invasion robbery with a firearm were dropped by Assistant State Attorney Terri Skiles.

The prosecutor told Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Scher that Rajman’s family supported the plea deals for Church and Swinton. The terms also require that both complete 10 years of probation after they are released from state prison. Read more at Sun-Sentinel