Saturday, authorities in Florida say a 15-year-old boy confessed to killing his mother at their home.
The Sheriff’s Office says the murder appeared to stem over the boy’s grades.
Lynn Hackett, a neighbor said: “Just reality, I just, I just started crying you know, I can’t imagine getting that call, her husband”.
Gail Cleavenger was described as a kind, caring wife, mom and friend. Lynn Hackett said:”Oh yeah, very compassionate. I’m gonna miss her, and I think it’s a terrible tragedy”.
Detectives say the victim’s 15-year-old son, Gregory Ramos, strangled her, then reported her missing a day later.
The two allegedly argued Thursday over his grades.
Detectives say the son waited until his mother went to bed that night, choked her, got a wheelbarrow for her body, then found she was still breathing, so choked her again.
Her son then drove around with her body and allegedly dumped the wheelbarrow in another town, then deputies say he called two friends to help cover up the killing, and stage a robbery at the family’s home.
Those friends helped lead detectives to a place the boys often met, a fire pit behind a church, where the victim’s body was dug from a shallow grave.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood: “It’s heartbreaking to sit down with the family, because the family has lost everything”.
Detectives say after a few hours of questioning, the teenager confessed, and seemed stunningly unapologetic, even proud of his plot. Sheriff Mike Chitwood: “No sign of remorse whatsoever, he was a soulless individual who thought he was the smartest person in the room”.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood: “He also stated to us, that he believes he deserved a Grammy for the way he performed with the 911 call.”
The two friends who led authorities to the body are also expected to face charges.