Teen sentenced in fatal strangulation and burial of mom over his bad grades

1 month ago

DeBary news, Florida news.

A 17-year-old Florida boy was ordered to serve 45 years behind bars for the strangulation death and burial of his mom over bad grades back in 2018.

Gregory Ramos, then 15, initially told cops that Gail Cleavenger went missing after burglars invaded their home and left her car running in the driveway.

He even asked friends of his, then 17, to stage the home like it was burglarized but police later discovered the 46-year-old’s remains in a shallow grave behind a church.

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  • Ramos ultimately admitted to strangling his mother with his hands and burying her body but asked for his friends’ to be spared prosecution.

    In addition to the 45 years he got for first-degree murder, Ramos has to serve 15 years for abusing a body and 5 years for tampering with evidence.

    The sentences will run concurrently and be reviewed after 25 years served, according to Supreme Court rulings.