"Cash Feenz" murder victims' family speaks out for first time
Sosas want to make sure killers are never set free
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - For the first time, the family of the two teens who were brutally tortured and murdered in the infamous “Cash Feenz” killings....speak exclusively with Fox-4. For the past two nights we've aired the jailhouse interview with convicted killer Ashley Toye. Now Four in your Corner investigator Mike Mason has the family's emotional reaction
When the family of Jeffrey and Alex Sosa watched our reports they were outraged to hear Ashley Toye was even trying to get out of prison. Now they plan to do whatever it takes to keep that from happening.
Linda Sosa: "My brother is like, he was always like the life of the party. Always had a smile on his face, always."
It has been 6 years since 18 year old Alex Sosa and his 14 year old nephew, Jeffrey, were brutally tortured and killed. But for family members....it feels like yesterday.
Linda Sosa: "I'll never be able to see him again or hug him again or to tell them I love them or they won't be able to see me get married or have kids, or....."
Linda Sosa is still devastated. Her father, Alfredo, lost his brother and his son. Linda will never see her uncle or younger brother again.
Mike Mason: “How do you manage to go on with your life?”
Linda Sosa: "This is a pain I know will never go away, it will never go away."
Alfredo Sosa: "It's something no parent should have to go through."
The Sosas watched Fox 4 as we interviewed Ashley Toye in prison. Toye described her role in the murders.
Ashley Toye: "He ordered everybody to do something ‘cause he wasn't going to be the only one going down for it, that's when the knife got passed around."
Mike Mason: "The knife gets to you what happens?"
Ashley Toye: "Then I cut into Jeffrey."
Mike Mason: "What did you cut?"
Ashley Toye: "they say an asterisk but I don't remember doing it, honestly I don't. I was in a state of shock."
Linda Sosa: "After the knife was passed around they got a bottle of bleach and poured the bleach into their wounds and they were tazered and they were then shot."
Alfredo Sosa: "At any given point they could have said, 'Okay they had enough, let's stop this let's let them go home’ but no they chose to take it all the way they made sure that they were gone and they were gone forever."
Toye was 17 at the time of the murders and sentenced to life in prison. This Halloween was her 24th birthday....her wish: to be released early. A recent Supreme Court ruling determined sentencing minors to life in prison may be unconstitutional. Toye's attorney is now fighting for an early release.....the Sosas plan to do everything in their power to keep that from happening.
Linda Sosa: "It's torture every day, every holiday every birthday. It's torture whenever you see a picture or you see something that reminds you of them. She doesn't deserve to see her son grow up to see her son get married she doesn't deserve any of that she deserves to rot in prison."
Toye's attorney plans to file an appeal in hopes a Judge will reconsider her sentence. Meanwhile, the Sosa family was contacted by producers from the Doctor Phil show and plan to interview with him in a couple of weeks.