A Gulf Breeze teenager is in jail after allegedly beating and stabbing his mother to death on Christmas Eve at her Gulf Breeze home, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say William Brandon Aydelott, 17, and his mother, Sharon Lynn Aydelott, had been arguing for an unknown length of time when William Aydelott attacked his mother with a number of kitchen knives and a baseball bat.
Sharon Aydelott died on the scene and her son fled, according to a news release.
The front door was ajar and there appeared to be smeared blood on it when deputies responded to the scene in the 1100 block of Crane Cove Road about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest report.
Sharon Aydelott was found on the kitchen floor with cuts to her neck and face.
William Aydelott was at large for about three hours before deputies located his car and tracked him to a nearby residence, the release said. Deputites surrounded the home Aydelott surrendered without incident.
Aydelott confessed to the killing and was booked into Santa Rosa County Jail, charged with murder, the release stated.
What sparked the incident it unclear. Aydelott is being held without bond.