A Florida teen stabbed his mother multiple times and brutally beat her with a frying pan, according to police.
Investigators say the incident happened because the teen was upset with her for asking him to clean his room, an arrest affidavit revealed.
Tobias “Toby” Jacob Brewer, 17, was arrested on charges of attempted murder for allegedly assaulting his mother at his residence in Cocoa on Nov. 30.
Cocoa police responded to the scene after the mother of Brewer’s friend called the police to report that the boy told her he “killed” his mother.
When the officers arrived, they found the unidentified victim lying on her back in the doorway of the laundry room, covered in blood.
The woman sustained multiple stab wounds on her body, and her nose was almost completely detached, as per the arrest affidavit.
Officers called for a rescue team to have the mother transported to the hospital; she took a breath and said, “Toby did this.” The woman was transported to the hospital and was listed as critical but stable condition.
The officials eventually located Brewer, who fled the scene after the incident.
Brewer was taken into custody after leading the cops on a chase through several counties before his vehicle crashed into a wooded area.
The teen admitted to stabbing his mother with a pocket knife and hitting her with a frying pan until the handle broke as she was “constantly on his case about cleaning his room.”
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“The suspect advised that he does not like cleaning his room and was tired of the victim (his mom) constantly harping about it,” the affidavit said.
The teen also confessed that he took both of his mom’s car keys and took money out of her purse “so that he can have money once he left the area.”
Police say he texted a friend to bring a gun to “shoot the victim.”
The friend said he would not bring a gun but would bring a knife. The report notes that the friend has autism.
In addition to the first-degree attempted murder, Brewer faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing and eluding law enforcement.