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Teenager Logan Mott pleads guilty to killing grandmother in Neptune Beach 
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Teenager Logan Mott pleads guilty to killing grandmother in Neptune Beach 

Teenager Logan Mott pleads guilty to killing grandmother in Neptune Beach 

There is new evidence in the Logan Mott case was released by the state attorney’s office. The teen is accused of killing and burying his grandmother, 53-year-old Kristina French, in the backyard of his father’s Neptune Beach home in November 2017. 

Mott was extradited to Jacksonville on Dec. 5. He was subsequently charged with murder and grand theft auto. 

Once French’s autopsy results came back, an arrest warrant for murder was obtained.

The medical examiner’s office ruled French’s death a homicide. The report said she suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. 

The new discovery also contained bank statements, the autopsy report and police reports that detail the investigation and evidence recovered. 

The officer said Mott first told him he had left his wallet in a hotel room, but eventually provided his name and birth date, which showed he had an active auto theft warrant.  

Mott (left) was caught in Buffalo after he tried making a U-turn near the Canadian border. He was held on a grand theft auto charge. 

The medical examiner’s office ruled French’s death a homicide. The report said she suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. 

The police report said three firearms were located in the cab of the vehicle and all were loaded with live ammunition.

Mott and French were reported missing after his father, Eric, returned from vacation and found his home is disarray. 

The medical examiner also said French had several stab wounds on her body. 

The police report said her body had been wrapped in thick clear plastic and secured with duct tape and masking tape. 

One of Mott's friends told police that, during a phone conversation on Nov. 20, Mott told her he “did something bad” and that he “shot someone.”

According to the report, Mott said he shot a woman "execution style" and there was "blood everywhere.”

The home where French was reportedly killed is located at Seagate Avenue in Neptune Beach. 

The Dodge Dart belonged to Mott's grandmother. Mott reportedly tried to cross into Canada while driving it. 

Another friend told police that she spoke with Mott via Instagram days before he was reported missing. She said he told her he intended to leave for Canada on Sunday. 

According to the report, she contacted him after he was reported missing and asked him about his grandmother, to which he responded, “About my grandmother -- just pretend she was never born. okay? Don’t ask questions you don’t want the answers to.”

There is new evidence in the Logan Mott case was released by the state attorney’s office Friday.

The teenager is accused of killing and burying his grandmother, 53-year-old Kristina French, in the backyard of his father’s Neptune Beach home in November 2017. 

Those pictures included images of French’s bloody shirt and the shallow grave in which police said she was buried.

The new discovery also contained bank statements, the autopsy report and police reports that detail the investigation and evidence recovered. 

The medical examiner’s office ruled French’s death a homicide. The report said she suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. 

The medical examiner also said French had several stab wounds on her body. 

Police first responded to the home on Seagate Avenue on Nov. 22 in reference to a missing person investigation.

Mott and French were reported missing after his father, Eric, returned from vacation and found his home is disarray. 

During the investigation, police found that Mott hadn't shown up to Sandalwood High School that Monday or Tuesday. Continue reading the full report here.

Teenager Logan Mott pleads guilty to killing grandmother in Neptune Beach 

The teenager accused of killing his grandmother and burying her body in a shallow grave at his father’s Neptune Beach home has pleaded guilty to second degree murder. 

Logan Mott was charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Grand Theft Auto in November of 2017. His grandmother, Kristina French, was found buried in a shallow grave.  In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors have dropped the Grand Theft Auto charge.  

Prosecutors said Mott, who was 15 at the time, stabbed and shot French.  He was arrested in Buffalo, New York, while attempting to cross in to Canada. 

Mott’s father and girlfriend returned home from a vacation on Nov. 22 and were not picked up at the airport by French as previously discussed. They took an Uber to the teen’s father's Neptune Beach home and found it was ransacked and guns were taken from the gun safe.




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