(Left) Sharon Aydelott via Facebook, (right) Brandon Aydelott
(Left) Sharon Aydelott via Facebook, (right) Brandon Aydelott

Son, 17, charged over Christmas Eve hacking death of mum

A TEENAGER has been charged after he allegedly beat his own mother with a baseball bat and repeatedly stabbed her to death.

The woman was found in a pool of blood in her Florida home on Christmas Eve, NWF Daily News reported.

William Brandon Aydelott was arrested Tuesday night and charged with premeditated murder in the death of his mother, Sharon Aydelott,  a teacher at Holley-Navarre Middle School.

The local sheriff's office was called to the woman's home after someone stopped by and discovered her.

When investigators arrived, they found an open front door smeared with what appeared to be blood.

Just inside, her body was lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

She had a large kitchen knife sticking out of her eye socket and had been stabbed and cut multiple times, including a deep slash across her throat, the Sheriff's Office reported.

She also had been beaten with a baseball bat.

The woman's son, a talented baseballer, came in for questioning without resistance, according to his arrest report.

His clothes were clean, but a bit of dried blood remained on his wrist.

During questioning Aydelott was calm and appeared emotionless - other than giving a few small smiles - as he confessed to the murder.



PHOTOS: Take a peek at the North Coast National in the 1960s

premium_icon PHOTOS: Take a peek at the North Coast National in the 1960s

Fashions may have changed, but some things never will

UPDATE: Man charged after hit-and-run near Lismore

UPDATE: Man charged after hit-and-run near Lismore

Driver, 35, arrested after he allegedly hit a woman near Lismore

Elderly man charged over historic child sex abuse

premium_icon Elderly man charged over historic child sex abuse

The crimes allegedly occurred in the 1980s near Lismore.

Local Partners