The Miami teenager, who threw a party after killing his mother and hiding her body in the bedroom, told police he stabbed her repeatedly because he was angry with her for scolding him about staying out late. According to Miami-Dade Police, authorities found the body of Renette Emile, 35, in her apartment with 14 stab wounds.
Renette’s son, Kit Durant, was arrested when he returned later with his three-year-old brother. The two had both been living in the apartment with the corpse for more than a week.
On Tuesday night, four days after he allegedly murdered his mother, neighbors report that he held a party and was playing loud music and laughing with friends into the early hours of the morning.
The 16-year-old, a student at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, confessed to investigators he killed his mother because he was angry at her for scolding him about staying out late on a week night.
According to the affidavit, he cleaned up the blood, sprinkled her body with deodorizers and laundry detergent to mask the smell and wrapped the body in bedsheets.
Relatives were reported to have called the apartment several times, but Durant told them his mother couldn’t come to the phone.
Finally, his aunt, Rena Emile, stopped by the complex on Wednesday night and discovered her sister’s body, according to the Miami Herald.
While his mother was sleeping, Durant attempted to strangle her but when he realized she was still breathing, he got a butcher knife and stabbed her in the back of the neck. He proceeded to turn her over and stab her repeatedly in the body and arms.
His baby brother was sleeping in the next room, according to the Miami Herald.
He went to bed and then cleaned the crime scene the next morning.
Mrs. Emile said she knew as soon as she got to the apartment something was wrong because of the smell and kicked the door down.
The younger child has now been placed with relatives.
A neighbor told NBC that Durant was a ‘troubled’ boy and his mother had sent him to boot camp after he was arrested for vandalism last year.
He is believed to have been selling household items from the apartment after he killed his mother.
Both boys lived with her at the Jade Winds complex in the 1800 block of Northeast 191st Street, near North Miami Beach.
‘The three-year-old child was given to family members and Durant was detained for questioning where he has confessed to killing his mother,” police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said.
Police were called to the house twice before – on a domestic disturbance and a reckless driving charge.
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