VIDEO: Teen Accused Of Killing Mom Over Grades


(DeBary, FL)  --  A teenager is accused of killing his mother in Volusia County.  It happened last week in DeBary in a home on Alicante Road.  Deputies say 15-year-old Gregory Ramos choked 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger this weekend during an argument over Ramos' grades.  

Two of Ramos' friends were arrested for helping him bury his mom's body, and Ramos is being held in a juvenile detention center.

Sheriff Shocked By Woman's Murder

Authorities day the mother killed in Volusia County is being remembered as an amazing person.  That's how Sheriff Mike Chitwood describes 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger, who was murdered last week in her home in DeBary.  Her 15-year-old son, Gregory Ramos, is accused of choking her to death and trying to make it look like she was killed in a break-in.  Chitwood calls Cleavenger's death heartbreaking, and he calls Ramos soulless and callous.

Teen Murder Suspect Had Interest In Law Enforcement

Ramos wanted to be a homicide detective but now he's a homicide suspect in Volusia County.  DeBary 15-year-old Gregory Ramos is accused of killing his mother last week.  Sheriff Mike Chitwood says Ramos studied criminal justice at Orange City's University High School and was a member of Orange City Police Explorers, which teaches young people about law enforcement.  Ramos is now being held in a juvenile detention center, and prosecutors are considering charging him as an adult.


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