Po­lice: Teen killed mom af­ter ar­gu­ing over bad grade

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD -

Au­thor­i­ties say a 15-year-old Florida boy stran­gled his mother af­ter get­ting into an ar­gu­ment over a bad grade he re­ceived.

Vo­lu­sia County Sher­iff Mike Chit­wood told news out­lets the teenager was ar­rested early Satur­day af­ter the body of 46-year-old Gail Cleav­enger was found buried un­der a nearby church’s fire pit. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say the boy killed her af­ter they ar­gued about his school grades.

Chit­wood says he faces mur­der charges. It was un­clear Satur­day if he has a lawyer to rep­re­sent him. The As­so­ci­ated Press typ­i­cally does not iden­tify ju­ve­niles charged with crimes.

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