New details of teen accused of killing mom

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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. – Investigators say a 15-year-old boy accused of killing his mother lived in a home of filth.

Floorboards were torn up. Broken furniture and trash were strewn about.

The scene was detailed in recently released court documents, which also claim Tyrese Landrum was fighting with his mother over drugs when he attacked her.

Davis’ boyfriend told investigators that arguments were common among the pair, according to the documents. Pictures of punch marks in Landrum’s bedroom from those fights were included in the documents.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered Tamara Davis’ body in a closet in August 2014 after a strong odor led investigators to the back of the home. Davis’ body was found with a large hole in her forehead and a rope and bag around her neck, according to documents. Deputies pulled up floorboards to access Davis’ body, which was mostly bone and dry skin, documents said.

Davis died from blunt force trauma and suffocation, the state medical examiner’s office said. According to documents, Landrum, who is charged with murder, could have used a knife, golf club or machete to kill his mother.

Landrum’s next scheduled court appearance is Aug. 4.


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