The 15-year-old boy confessed to strangling his mother, 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger, with a rope in their family's home early Friday then using a wheelbarrow to load her into her van and bury her beneath a fire pit, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
Officials with the Sheriff's Office said the 15-year-old called 911 Friday, claiming to have found his home burglarized, his mother nowhere to be found and her auto running. Those friends, 17-year-olds Dylan Ceglarek and Brian Porras, are also in custody and facing multiple criminal charges. There, he buried the body beneath a fire pit.
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. "There was nothing at all like that", Chitwood said.
Chitwood told the media Ramos, who was a member of a police explorers club in Orange City, came home from a group event at the fairgrounds Thursday and got into a "loud" and "contentious" argument with his mother over his grades, particularly a D he had received in one of his subjects. During questioning, the teens confessed to helping Ramos, prompting Ramos to fess up to the murder, according to cops.
Elsewhere in DeBary, deputies recovered the dumped property that was removed from the home in the staged burglary - computers and other electronics including a Playstation 4, a rifle and other items.
Ramos reportedly bragged that he gave an "award-winning performance" for the cops while reporting the break-in.
'He was very proud of his work and he wanted to show it off.
Chitwood said Ramos admitted to strangling his mother to death Friday morning after an argument over a grade.
The sheriff said the case has been one of the most disturbing and saddest he has encountered.
Due to our crime guidelines, we are not identifying him until the State Attorney's office charges him as an adult.
"He said, 'I did a really good job at staging everything, '" Pagliari said.