William Brandon Aydelott, 17, allegedly beat, stabbed mother following heated argument
A Gulf Breeze teenager is in jail after allegedly beating and stabbing his mother to death on Christmas Eve, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said.
William Brandon Aydelott, 17, is accused of attacking his mother, Sharon Lynn Aydelott, with a kitchen knife during an argument at the family's home in the 1100 block of Crane Cove Boulevard, a Sheriff's Office arrest report said.
William Aydelott then fled the scene, the report said,
Emergency responders received a call about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday that there was an unconscious person in the home, Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy said. Upon their arrival, emergency workers found that the front door of the residence ajar and smeared with blood.
Inside, Sharon Adyelott was on the floor with blood surrounding her body and staining the nearby furniture, the report said. There were multiple cuts to her face and throat, and multiple defensive wounds on her body.
The Midway Fire Department pronounced her dead at the scene.
"It was very brutal, very heinous," Aloy said. "Brutal is the only way to describe it."
William Aydelott, who is known by his middle name, reportedly lived in a different home, but witnesses said he had been at the residence earlier Tuesday evening arguing with his mother, according to the report.
Deputies detained Willam Aydelott as he arrived at his residence about three hours after Sharon Aydelott's body was discovered.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Aydelott admitted to the killing during an interview with homicide investigators.
While discussing the incident, Aydelott "was calm," and "appeared to be emotionless, other than giving a small smile a few times during the interview," the arrest report said.
Aloy said that to his knowledge Adyceott had no prior criminal history or record of violence. The teen was a senior at Gulf Breeze High School and a pitcher on the Gulf Breeze baseball team.
He is being held in Santa Rosa County Jail without bond.
"This was a horrible situation. It really was," Aloy said. "The whole block was outside, the whole family was there. You always hate to see something like this happen, but especially on Christmas Eve."
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