PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The 13-year-old St. Petersburg boy accused of stabbing his grandmother to death appeared before a judge Tuesday morning.
- Teen accused of fatally stabbing grandmother to death appeared before judge
- Gloria Davis, 56, was killed early Monday
- 2 children in the house, including suspect, at time of killing
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The boy is facing second-degree murder charges in the death of Gloria Davis, 56.
According to St. Petersburg Police, officers responded to a call just after 3:30 a.m. Monday for a woman in need of assistance at 634 60th Avenue South.
Upon arrival, officers found Davis dead from multiple stab wounds.
Detectives called to the scene later found probable cause to arrest the 13-year-old boy, who we are not naming in accordance with our Crime Guidelines.
According to the arrest report, a witness heard the teen screaming and loud sounds coming from the kitchen area. The boy was found with multiple lacerations on his hands, red marks on his body, and covered in blood. The report also stated that the teen told the witness, "he did something bad and not to call 911 and to wait until the morning because he needed time to think."
In court Tuesday, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Patrice Moore appointed a public defender to the case.
A woman, who identified herself as the boy's mother sat in the front row. She became emotional during the boy's appearance and left the courtroom.
Moore spoke with another family member. The boy will remain in juvenile detention until December 16 unless another judge could see him before that date.
Meanwhile, St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway said authorities do not have a motive behind the attack.
Holloway said the boy has never been arrested and did not have trouble at school.