15-Year-Old Confessed to Strangling Mom Over a Bad Grade: Cops

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"I do have an order to take juvenile into custody on a charge of first degree, premeditated murder - a capital felony", the judge said.

Volusia County Sheriff's Department Gail Cleavenger, 46, was strangled to death by her 15-year-old son following an argument about a grade he received at school, authorities said.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said Gregory Ramos was arrested Saturday after the body of 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger was found buried under a church fire pit. Around midnight, it's alleged that he came out of his room, went into his mother's room and strangled her.

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".

The father was on a business trip in Seattle, WA, during the incident.

A 15-year-old boy in Florida on Sunday was charged with the murder of his mother, burying her body under a church fire pit and then trying to stage his home to look like there was a break in, Mail Online reported.

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Ramos later staged a burglary and called police to report his mom missing after school on Friday, authorities said. "I have a feeling this is a case we'll be hearing about for years to come", Chitwood said.

Officers also found computers and other electronics including a Playstation and a rifle at a different location in DeBary that had been moved while staging the burglary. "He was a soulless individual who thought he was the smartest person in the room", Chitwood said.

But Chitwood said detectives suspected the story from the start and brought Ramos in for questioning.

Ironically, Ramos told Sgt. A.J. Pagliari that he dreamed of becoming a homicide detective like him one day.

In Ceglarek's case, the grandparents, Joe and Marion Cappizzi, of Deltona, who have custody of the teen who turns 18 on December 20, did not even know that their grandchild was not in school on Friday, the day Ceglarek was out helping Ramos, Jacques said. Ramos was a member of the Orange City Police Explorers and took criminal justice classes in which he studied crime scenes, reported the Orlando Sentinel.

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