Volusia County deputies arrested Gregory Logan Ramos on Saturday on a murder charge in the death of his mother, 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger.
Investigators said Ramos used a wheelbarrow to load the body of 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger into her van and drive her to the River City Church where he buried her under a fire pit.
Officials with the Sheriff's Office said the 15-year-old called 911 Friday, claiming to have found his home burglarized, his mother nowhere to be found and her vehicle running.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told reporters the teen is "probably one of the top three sociopaths" he has ever seen in over years of policing.
Chitwood said Ramos told them what really happened after he initially tried to say his mother dropped him off to school Friday morning. Chitwood said detectives were suspicious of Ramos because they noticed scratches on his face.More news: AP Source Suns buying out Tyson Chandler
Ramos then teamed up with his close friends from University High School, Dylan Ceglarek and Brian Porras, both 17, to make it seem as though Cleavenger was killed during a break-in. On Friday, Cleavenger was reported to have disappeared. He said his mom was missing and her van was still running in the driveway.
The attack woke Gail up, who fought back, leaving scratches across her son's face that are visible in his police mugshot.
The boy's reason? The mother and son had gotten into an argument over a "D" grade he got at school, police said, adding that Ramos got upset after his mother called his father, who was out of town on a business trip. But rather than expressing guilt or remorse, Chitwood said he seemed proud. Around midnight, it's alleged that he came out of his room, went into his mother's room and strangled her.
The mother's body was located at the fire pit at River City Church by police on Saturday morning after the teen confessed, the press release stated. All our hearts break for this family, ' he added on Twitter.
The sheriff continued: 'We brought him out here (Friday) night to reenact the crime scene and you might have thought he was going on national television'.