Gregory Logan Ramos, 15, strangled mother Gail Cleavenger, 46, in her bed early Friday morning at their home near DeBary, Fla – his dad was away on a business trip at the time
It took two attempts for him to end his mother’s life by strangling – He then used a wheelbarrow to load her into her van and burying her beneath a fire pit at River City Church early Friday morning
He invited two pals over, then staged a burglary along with two pals, removing things from the home and placing them elsewhere
Sheriff told how Ramos bragged about ‘Grammy-winning’ 911 call to Florida detective in which he reported the faked robbery
Sheriff called Ramos one of the ‘top three sociopaths’ he has ever encountered
Showing no remorse, the teen tried to justify his actions as ‘preemptive self-defense’, and was convinced that ‘he had to kill [Gail] before she killed him’, police said
He appeared in court on Sunday and was denied bail, while prosecutors weigh whether or not to charge him as an adult
Accomplices Dylan Ceglarek and Brian Porras , both 17, arrested for helping Ramos stage the break in and bury his mother, but were granted bail
Evil teenager Gregory Logan Ramos, [eft], spent half an hour throttling his mother, Gail Cleavenger, 46, [right], to death with his bare hands as she fought for her life after a row over a D grade he was given in school. His mugshot, show the scratches police say his mother gave him
A 15-year-old ‘sociopath’ who spent half an hour throttling his mother to death with his bare hands as she fought for her life after a row over bad grades appeared in court on Sunday where he was denied bail and remanded in custody.
Gregory Logan Ramos is accused of murdering his mother Gail Cleavenger, 46, in her own bed at their family home in Florida shortly after midnight on Friday Nov, 2.
He then enlisted two of his friends to help him stage a burglary in his home and called 911 to report his mother missing.
Gregory was arrested after confessing to killing his mother it during police questioning.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood described the schoolboy as ‘soulless’, said he showed no remorse, and is ‘among the top three sociopaths I have ever encountered’.
In his police confession, Ramos told how he had argued with his mother on Thursday evening after getting a D grade at school.
After strangling his 46-year-old mother at the family’s home late Thursday night, Gregory Ramos used a wheelbarrow to load her into her van and burying her beneath a fire pit at River City Church early Friday morning.
Prosecutors are now weighing up whether or not to charge Ramos as an adult.
On Sunday, he was ordered to a juvenile detention facility for the next 21 days. His two friends were allowed to return home where they will be monitored by ankle bracelets.
On November 2, after Ramos and his mother had a row for the D grade she then called his father, who was on a business trip, to tell him about it.
She went to bed afterwards at 11pm.
rhe teenager waited for 90 minutes then crept into her bedroom and tried to strangle her at 12.30am.
She woke up and fought him, scratching his face and trying to throw him off.
Eventually, he overpowered her. She died at 1am on Friday and he proceeded to bury her on with his pals.
After killing Gail, Ramos invited school friends Dylan Ceglarek and Brian Porras, both 17, to his house to stage a burglary.
Chitwood told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that the boys chose the pit because the soil was loose and could be easily dug up.
After burying the body eight inches deep, Ramos returned home and went to school, but left early in order to establish his alibi.
Arriving home, Ramos placed what he called a ‘Grammy-winning’ 911 call to report the burglary, using hints from classes in criminal justice he took at University High to try and give a flavor of truth to his web of lies.
He also reported his mother missing and said there was a van with the engine running sitting in his driveway.
acoring to Sheriff Chitwood, detectives suspected the story from the start and brought Ramos in for questioning.
But rather than expressing guilt or remorse, Chitwood said he seemed proud.
‘He had no sign of remorse. He is a soulless individual,’ Chitwood said.
‘He was very proud of his work and he wanted to show it off. To watch how cold and callous he was when talking about it was the most shocking thing to me.’
Chitwood said that Ramos tried to justify his actions as ‘preemptive self-defense’, and was convinced that ‘he had to kill [Gail] before she killed him’.
He added that there was no evidence of this, and no evidence that Gail had been abusive toward him.
Cleavenger returned home Friday night to discover his wife was missing, before Ramos confessed to killing her early on Saturday.
The victim Gail Cleveanger seen [center] with her husband and son had been reported as absent from work on the morning she died
Gail an architect had called her husband to tell him about their son’s D grade at school. After that Ramos was motivated by ‘rage’ to kill his mother
Ramos confessed to using a wheelbarrow to move Gail’s body into the family van and then drove to River City Church 1.5 miles away where he buried her in a fire pit.
At first he drove to Daytona’s Holly Hill area to dump her corpse but headed back to find a shovel before heading to the church.
Ramos reported his mother missing after school and said her van was left running outside their DeBary, Florida home [photo]
Meanwhile his friends staged the break-in before convening in a nearby Circle K store to get their formulate a story. Ramos allegedly helped create the story using his training as a part of Orange City Police Explorers.
Chitwood said he had hoped to become a homicide detective in future.
After taking down Ramos’s confession on Saturday, authorities went to the fire pit and exhumed Gail’s body.
Chitwood added that this 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.
‘All our hearts break for this family,’ he added on Twitter.