Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Sheriff: Daytona Beach-area teen killed mom after arguing over bad grade

Sheriff: Daytona Beach-area teen killed mom after arguing over bad grade

Ramos has now been charged with first-degree murder.

Authorities say a 15-year-old Florida boy strangled his mother after getting into an argument over a bad grade he received.

The boy's reason? The mother and son had gotten into an argument over a "D" grade he got at school, police said, adding that Ramos got upset after his mother called his father, who was out of town on a business trip.

According to Chitwood, Ramos called his two friends to help with burying his mother behind a church that sits less than two miles away from their home.

The two 17-year-old friends face multiple charges.

Volusia County sheriff's detectives are investigating the suspicious disappearance of a DeBary woman who went missing Friday and is considered endangered.

The trio kicked in a door and removed items such as a computer, rifle and Playstation, before driving to a nearby church where they buried Gail's body underneath a fire pit. The teen allegedly strangled her again, fatally this time.

Volusia County Judge Angela Dempsey said the murder suspect will be "detained by the Department of Juvenile Justice in secure detention for 21 days or until further court order" and the two other juveniles were released to home detention to be tracked by ankle monitors, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. "There was nothing at all like that", Chitwood said.

"Then got home and made in his words a call to 911 to talk about this terrible incident that did not really occur", Chitwood added.

Initially, the teen told police he came home from school and found his house had been ransacked and his mother was missing.

Police discovered Cleavenger's body in the church fire pit early Saturday, Newsweek reported.

The murder of Gail Cleavenger is as gruesome as it is chilling, with the local sheriff telling Fox 35 that the case is "one of the most disturbing and saddest I've seen in my career". "I have a feeling this is a case we'll be hearing about for years to come", Chitwood said.

"We brought him last night to reenact the crime scene, and you would've thought he was going on national television", Chitwood said.

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