An argument about poor grades in school led a 15-year-old Florida boy to strangle his mother to death shortly after midnight Friday morning.
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.
Ramos' attorney, public defender Larry Powers, appointed by the court, did not have much to say and agreed with the judge's decision that probable cause existed to detain Ramos on the murder charge.
Ramos' two friends were reportedly initially apprehensive, but both eventually agreed to help Ramos.
"These guys helped him bury his mother back here", Chitwood said.
The trio kicked in a door and removed items such as a computer, rifle and Playstation, before driving to a nearby church where they buried Gail's body underneath a fire pit.
Ramos' crime is shocking, said Chitwood, who revealed that the teen took 30 minutes to strangle his mother with his bare hands, a deed he described to investigators in a remorseless confession.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said they brought Ramos out to the scene of the crime in the woods, where he said Ramos was excited to re-enact what happened. Adds to Chitwood to ClickOrlando: "He is a soulless individual who thought he was gonna outsmart everyone in the room".
His alleged version of events is said to have unraveled quickly, with Chitwood saying the boy showed 'no sign of remorse, whatsoever, ' after he reportedly admitted killing his mom. "I have a feeling this is a case we'll be hearing about for years to come".
An argument over a bad grade pushed a Florida teen "sociopath" to kill his mother, hide her body, then stage a burglary at his home, police said.
Ramos later staged a burglary and called police to report his mom missing after school on Friday, authorities said. All our hearts break for this family, ' he added on Twitter.
Ramos has now been charged with first-degree murder.
Detectives found Cleavenger's body in her burial site at River City Church in the early-morning hours Saturday.
Ramos is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Daytona, but Chitwood said he will push to have him tried as an adult.