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Teenager Charged in Mom's Grisly Christmas Eve Murder

Posted by on Dec. 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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Teenager Charged in Mom's Grisly Christmas Eve Murder

by Jeanne Sager

William AydelottThe violent death of a middle school teacher in Florida on Christmas Eve has landed a 17-year-old in police custody, and the baseball player isn't just any student. Police say Sharon Aydelott was murdered by her own teenage son in an altercation on the holiday. William Brandon Aydelott has been charged with premeditated murder after police found a grisly scene at his mother's home.

And I do mean grisly. The descriptions of the Aydelott home will turn your stomach, and it's hard to think of anyone that young having done something this depraved or for something this awful to have happened over the Christmas holiday, of all times.

Police in Gulf Breeze, Florida, say Sharon was found with a kitchen knife sticking out of her eye socket. She'd been beaten with a baseball bat, stabbed multiple times, and her throat had been slashed.

Cops have not released a motive, although the science teacher had reportedly kicked William out of the house recently, indicating there was some family trouble that predated an alleged Christmas Eve argument.

It probably didn't help that emotions always run high at the holidays. As much as we all like to think of this as the happiest season, crime tends to have an up-swing this time of year. Typically it's robberies and burglaries that occur as people leave their homes unattended for longer periods of time or carry large amounts of cash to shop, but domestic incidents often spike this time of year too.

No doubt the stress of the holidays combined with family members who don't necessarily like each other that much getting together is to blame.

Sadly, sometimes it would safer for families to forgo the whole "it's the holidays, we must get together" shtick ... getting together isn't always the best thing when tensions are high.

My heart goes out to the rest of the Aydelott family as they try to pick up the pieces after this holiday tragedy.

Have you ever seen or heard of family strife turn violent around the holidays?

by on Dec. 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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Barabell
by Barbara on Dec. 27, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Wow, that is really sad. 

atlmom2
by Susie on Dec. 27, 2013 at 1:31 PM
What an evil kid. How awful. Family trouble doesn't turn kids into evil murderers. Many people have sucky abusive homelives and do not kill.
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PurpleHazey
by on Dec. 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I can't even imagine, my gosh this is sad.

02nana07
by Ida on Dec. 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

 I hope he gets what he deserves in jail

drfink
by Emily on Dec. 28, 2013 at 1:20 AM

 Yes ,many of my clients would come back to the step program house with awful stories about the holidays.It was then I learned many families celebrate by starting to drink Christmas or Thanksgiving eve and continue till the next night.At that point the serious fighting starts and many are arrested and go to jail.

This teen had many more issues than simple , holiday stress.He is a danger and needs to be in prison.

mumsy2three
by Shauna on Dec. 28, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Sad and disturbing. 


gonecrazi
by on Dec. 28, 2013 at 7:05 PM

 That poor family....

mindful23
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:06 AM
So sad and unbelievable. Like to know what triggered his bad evil behaviour.

Yes we have had a few family tragedies here in melbourne. And all to do with abuse and violence against women. They were brutally stabbed to death by the hands of their own partners. These happened just before christmas.
edithgeglin
by on May. 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM

well, looks like he had himself a merry little christmas.

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