Florida teen pleads guilty to killing grandmother, burying body in shallow grave

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Florida teen pleads guilty to murdering grandmother

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The Florida teenager accused of killing his grandmother and burying her body in a shallow grave at his father's Neptune Beach home pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

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According to ActionNewsJax, the state and defense have agreed to a 15- to 40-year sentencing range.

In October, a judge will hear evidence from both sides before making a decision on how long Logan Mott will spend in a Florida prison.

Mott told a judge Wednesday that since his arrest, he has completed high school and is currently taking college courses in jail.

Mott was charged with second-degree murder and grand theft auto in November 2017. In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors have dropped the grand theft auto charge.

Prosecutors said Mott, who was 15 at the time, stabbed and shot his grandmother, Kristina French, and buried her in a shallow grave. He was arrested in Buffalo, New York, while attempting to cross in to Canada, authorities said.

Mott's father and girlfriend reportedly returned home from a vacation Nov. 22 and were not picked up at the airport by French as previously discussed. The couple took an Uber to the teen's father's Neptune Beach home and found it was ransacked and guns were taken from the gun safe, authorities said.