GULF BREEZE, Fla. -
Panhandle authorities say a teenager is charged with murder after allegedly
beating and stabbing his mother to death on Christmas Eve.
According to the Santa Rosa County
Sheriff's Office, the Gulf Breeze teen and his mother had been arguing Tuesday
night when the 17-year-old attacked her with kitchen knives and a baseball bat.
The woman died at the scene. The
sheriff's office says the teen was found hours later at a nearby home, where he
According to the sheriff's office,
the teen confessed to the killing. He was being held Wednesday without bond.