A Florida teenager is on trial as an adult after police say he violently assaulted his mother, who “constantly pestered him” to clean his room.
Late last month, Tobias “Toby” Jacob Brewer, 17, of Cocoa, Fla. about 45 miles southeast of Orlando, allegedly stabbed his mother with a penknife and hit her with a frying pan because she “was constantly at his fall.” . clean up his roomBrewer later admitted to police that he “didn’t like cleaning his room” and that he was “tired of constantly nagging his mother about it,” according to a police report.
The attack on the victim appears to have been malicious. Brewer kept hitting his mother on the head with the frying pan “until the handle . . . broke,” according to the report. He is said to have stabbed her “several times” with a pocket knife.
When questioned at the hospital, the victim, whose name was not released, said allegedly told police, “Toby did that.” She remains in critical condition.
A review of Brewer’s phone records revealed that Brewer had texted a friend after the attack, asking him to bring one pistol to “shoot the victim”. The friend, who has autism, reportedly replied that he would not bring a gun but offered to bring a knife instead. Brewer also allegedly stole his mother’s keys and some money from her purse, and then fled the scene in his mother’s car with two of his friends and his girlfriend in tow.
Their jaunt didn’t last long. The teens led deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on a wild car chase across several counties before the teens’ vehicle crashed into a wooded area along US 1. The suspects then reportedly attempted to flee on foot, but all were eventually apprehended and arrested.
Brewer was charged with attempted murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit a criminal offense, escaping in breach of safety of persons/property and grand larceny of a motor vehicle. He remains incarcerated in the Brevard County Jail. His name was released because he will face trial as an adult.
Brewer appeared in court on December 15, but his next scheduled court appearance was not reported. It is unclear whether any of his friends will be charged.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/teen-viciously-stabbed-his-mom-beat-her-with-frying-pan-to-avoid-cleaning-his-room-police-say Teenager viciously stabbed his mother and hit her with a frying pan to avoid cleaning his room, police say