FORT MYERS, Fla.- A North Fort Myers teen pleaded no contest on Monday to charges that he killed his own mother.
Tyrese Landrum, 16, was charged with manslaughter and tampering with evidence. Court documents say the teen killed his mother, Tamara Davis, back in August 2014, then hid her body underneath the floorboards in their home.
Landrum pleaded no contest to one count of manslaughter as a juvenile and two counts of tampering with evidence as an adult.
Deputies responded to the North Fort Myers home back in August after neighbors complained of a foul odor. Authorities discovered Davis’ body in a closet and determined she died from blunt force trauma and suffocation.
The state, defense and family all declined to talk on camera on Monday. Sentencing for Landrum is set for December 7.