ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida teen has been charged with murder after strangling his mother following an argument over a bad grade and then burying her under a fire pit at a local church.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday that Gregory Ramos, 15, provided a full confession to authorities.
“Gregory Logan Ramos confessed to killing 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger by strangling her at the family’s home late Thursday night, then using a wheelbarrow to load her into her van and burying her beneath a fire pit at River City Church early Friday morning,” it outlined.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood also explained during a press conference that Ramos had been in an argument with his mother over a “D” grade in school, and was especially upset after she called his father, who was away on a business trip.
Around midnight, Ramos went to his mother’s room and proceeded to strangle her with his bare hands. He went to retrieve a wheelbarrow to remove her body, and realized that she wasn’t dead, so he strangled her again.
Ramos later called two of his friends to help him bury the body behind River City Church, and the three concocted a plan to stage a robbery at the home so it would look like someone else committed the crime.
“Then, they all [went] to a Circle K in the area and had a celebratory soda to celebrate the fact that Mom’s dead and buried, and this is what we’re
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