Year Old Son Charged With Murder In Mother's Death

Leroy Wright
November 7, 2018

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.

Volusia County deputies arrested Gregory Logan Ramos on Saturday on a murder charge in the death of his mother, 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger.

Ramos is accused of strangling his mother Thursday night after she confronted him about a D he received in one of his classes. Ramos told police he later buried his mother beneath a fire pit and staged a burglary at the house with the help of two friends, who are also charged.

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. Deputies also have Dylan Ceglarek and Brian Porras, both 17, in custody and they are facing several criminal charges. His father was out of town at the time, police said.

A 15-year-old boy in Florida confessed to killing his Mom and then burying her body near a church.

Chitwood told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that the boys chose the pit because the soil was loose and could be easily dug up.

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"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".

Ramos went to school the next day as normal, before dialing 911 when he got home afterwards.

Authorities found the door to the house kicked down, the house ransacked and Cleavenger's truck running in the driveway after the teen reported the burglary to police on Friday afternoon. But rather than expressing guilt or remorse, Chitwood said he seemed proud.

"The case we worked tonight was 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", he said.

Ramos is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Daytona, but Chitwood said he will push to have him tried as an adult.

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