Volusia teen accused of killing mom over bad grades remains in jail
Nov 07 2018
Gregory Ramos, 15, a University High School student, accompanied by the two friends Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said he recruited to help him hide the crime, appeared before Volusia County Judge Angela Dempsey on Sunday morning where Ramos' charges were announced to him.
After strangling her with a rope, according to police, the son used wheelbarrow to move his mother's body to her truck and then drove it to River City Church and buried it in a fire pit.
"He went into her room and woke her up and began strangling her and strangled her till he killed her, ' Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood said, added that the motive was "rage". Those friends, 17-year-olds Dylan Ceglarek and Brian Porras, are also in custody and facing multiple criminal charges.
But Chitwood said detectives suspected the story from the start and brought Ramos in for questioning. "I have a feeling this is a case we'll be hearing about for years to come", Chitwood said. The boy initially told deputies his mother was missing.
What allegedly happened is that the son returned home and got into an argument with his mother over a "D" grade he received.
After several hours of intense interviews, Ramos "broke" and confessed to everything.
Chitwood said Ramos is one of the "top three sociopaths" he has ever encountered.
But deputies who arrived at the scene were suspicious of Ramos' demeanor and allegedly got him to confess to the crime during an interrogation.
His alleged version of events is said to have unraveled quickly, with Chitwood saying the boy showed 'no sign of remorse, whatsoever, ' after he reportedly admitted killing his mom. All our hearts break for this family. Sgt. AJ Pagliari. "Very proud of what he did".
A 15-year-old aspiring homicide detective has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder after authorities said he strangled his mother and then recruited friends to help bury her body following an argument about his grades.
None of the defendants entered any pleas and it wasn't immediately clear if they would be tried as adults. He then buried her body beneath a fire pit at River City Church in DeBary early Friday morning.