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Kid Charged in Mom's Murder 'Proud of What He Did': Cops

Volusia County sheriff's office says 'sociopath' 15-year-old strangled mom after fight about grades

(Newser) - The murder of Gail Cleavenger is as gruesome as it is chilling, with the local sheriff telling Fox 35 that the case is "one of the most disturbing and saddest I've seen in my career." Police in Volusia County, Fla., have charged Cleavenger's 15-year-old son, Gregory... More »

Guy Killed Mom, Lived With Body in Motel for 7 Weeks: Cops

Charles Cole charged with murder in NY

(Newser) - A man strangled his mother in the motel where they lived, kept her body there for nearly two months and then dumped it in South Carolina, police said Saturday. Charles R. Cole was arrested Friday in the death of 76-year-old Betty Cole. Police launched an investigation on Oct. 6 after... More »

Teen Kills Parents for Taking iPod Away

'I just remember getting mad,' he told police

(Newser) - A 16-year-old in Virginia has confessed to murdering his parents with a knife, a crowbar, and a baseball bat because of punishments that including taking his iPod away. Honor roll student Vincent Parker killed his mother first, then lay in wait for his father, who was able to call 911... More »

Teen Chops Up, Freezes Mom

Moises Meraz-Espinoza confesses to gruesome crime

(Newser) - A Los Angeles teen has confessed to killing his mother, dismembering her, and storing the body parts in a freezer, police say. Moises Meraz-Espinoza allegedly kept the remains stored for a week before walking into a police station and turning himself in, ABC News reports. More »

10-Year-Old Ohio Boy Charged in Mom's Killing

Boy allegedly told neighbor he'd just shot Deborah McVay

(Newser) - Police in Ohio have charged a 10-year-old boy with murder after he allegedly showed up at a neighbor's house last night and said he'd just shot his mother. Emergency responders found 46-year-old Deborah McVay dead of a single .22 caliber gunshot to the head, reports Aol News . Her unnamed son,... More »

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