Prosecutors charged him with premeditated murder and a judge decided on Monday that he will be held in jail without bond.
After killing Gail, Ramos confessed to inviting school friends Dylan Ceglarek and Brian Porras, both 17, to his house to stage a burglary. The boy said he came home from school and saw his mom was missing with her van still running in the driveway.
Ramos confessed to using a wheelbarrow to move Gail's body into the family van and then drove to River City Church 1.5 miles away where he buried her in a fire pit.
"He went into her room and woke her up and began strangling her and strangled her till he killed her, ' Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood said, added that the motive was "rage".
In Ceglarek's case, the grandparents, Joe and Marion Cappizzi, of Deltona, who have custody of the teen who turns 18 on December 20, did not even know that their grandchild was not in school on Friday, the day Ceglarek was out helping Ramos, Jacques said. But rather than expressing guilt or remorse, Chitwood said he seemed proud.
Chitwood named the defendants and showed their mugshots, but Law&Crime is not identifying them because they are minors, and it is unclear if they will be charged as adults.
Volusia County sheriff's detectives are investigating the suspicious disappearance of a DeBary woman who went missing Friday and is considered endangered.
Ramos' crime is shocking, said Chitwood, who revealed that the teen took 30 minutes to strangle his mother with his bare hands, a deed he described to investigators in a remorseless confession.
He later told detectives that he had two of his friends help him stage a burglary scene at his home on Alicante Road. "I have a feeling this is a case we'll be hearing about for years to come", Chitwood said.
Upon searching the woods, police say, they discovered a shovel Ramos used to bury Cleavenger and a broom he used to clean up his tracks. He'd later tell authorities he deserved a Grammy for the "way he performed for the 911 call", Chitwood said.
What allegedly happened is that the son returned home and got into an argument with his mother over a "D" grade he received. "All our hearts break for this family", Chitwood tweeted on Saturday.