Teen Charged With Strangling, Choking Mom Over Staying Out Late

NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – A 16-year-old South Florida teen has been charged with the horrific murder of his mother whose body was found inside their Northeast Miami-Dade apartment.  Police say he strangled her with his bare hands after a fight about staying out late on a school day, then stabbed her repeatedly until she died before he first took a nap, then cleaned  up and hid her bloody corpse.

Police said Kit Darrant stayed with decomposing the body for 4 days, along with his 3 year old brother, even holding a get together for friends.

Late Thursday afternoon, Darrant was charged with Second Degree murder. A Juvenile Justice Court Judge ruled that he held in “secure detention” for 21 days and scheduled a hearing for April 26th.

Police were called to 35-year-old Renette Emile’s Jade Winds apartment complex on Wednesday night in the 1700 block of Northeast 191st Street after she had not been seen in several days.

“Our officers went to check the welfare and that’s when they discovered the body of the deceased,” said police spokesman Detective Alvara Zabaleta.

Emile’s decomposing body was found in one of the bedrooms. Her two sons were not home at the time.

Eventually, the boys returned home. The 3-year-old was given to a family member while Darrant was detained for questioning where he confessed to killing his mother, according to police.

During the interview, police said he confessed, telling them he and his mother fought on the night of March 27th over staying out late. The arrest affidavit said Darrant, “responded to his bedroom and began to plan how to kill the victim. (Darrant) came to the conclusion to strangle the victim with his bare hands.”

Police said he went to his mother’s bedroom, pout her in a choke hold, and strangled her until she was unconscious. When he found she was still breathing, the police report said, Darrant got a large knife from the kitchen and stabbed his mother at the base of the neck.

Police said when he realized she was still alive, she turned ths mother over, stabbed her “numerous” times in the torso and arms, and left her for dead.

The whole thing happened, police said, as Darrant’s 3 year old brother slept in another bedroom.

With his mother dead in the bedroom, police say Darrant showered and went to sleep, When he awoke, wrapped his mother’s body in bedsheets, cleaned up the bedroom, and sprinkled laundry soap and deodorant on the body to hid the stench of decomposition.

There. police said, the body remained while Darrant continued to live in the house for four days, at one pointing inviting friends to the apartment while his mother’s body was still there.

News that Darrant confessed to the killing was not a surprise to some.

“He’s been a trouble kid for a while, my mom and I tried to steer him in the right direction,” said family friend Chris Thyp. “To kill his mom, that’s like really, really crazy.”

“Obviously something is wrong with that child, to want to kill your mother, I don’t know why he did it,” said neighbor Martin Bermudez.

Family members told CBS4 that the boy and his mother had been having problems over the last several months. They said he refused to listen to her and she even sent him to some sort of boot camp.

“She thought he would have been better, you know, that’s why she sent him to boot camp,” said one of Emile’s sisters, Janet Baker.

The victim’s brother, who did not give his name, said, “He (Darrant) didn’t want to listen to his Mom. That’s the problem. He wanted to do his own thing.”

News of Emile’s death has family members in shock and wondering how something like this could have happened.

“I feel so bad, so bad,” said Emile’s other sister, Jeanine Jolicouer. “My blood pressure is coming so high because Renette is my heart. She is good. She is a nice girl.”

Jolicouer told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that “I know Renett treats the kids real well. She was very good to them.”

“I don’t know, I’m trying to put the pieces together,” said Baker. “I’m just hanging in there, that’s all.”

When asked how her three year old nephew was doing, Baker replied, “He’s fine, he’s right there, he’s fine.”

Neighbors said they heard loud music coming from the apartment as though a party was going on. They didn’t realize Emile lay dead inside.

“It’s a sad incident you know, it’s terrible that it’s happened,” said Bermudez. “We hope something like this never happens again and justice will be served.”

Police said officers have responded to the home twice in the past. Once it was for a domestic situation and the other was to investigate reports that the 16-year-old son was driving erratically around the parking lot.

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  1. Howard Camner says:

    He stranged her then stabbed her repeatedly until she died…second degree? Really?

    1. equinoxranch says:

      Yes. For now. Give the DA a month or so and the sprog will be slapped with a misdemeanor and released for time served. Another fine example of their darling community.

      Some dare call this species “human”. Unbelievable.

  2. Alina DK says:

    Horrifying. On a side note;
    does anyone bother checking their grammar and spelling in these articles, or am I cursed with the certainty we are becoming the dumbest society on the planet?

  3. skylur says:

    This piece of excrement needs to be shot in the head at close range. He is a pure sociopath and he needs to die.

  4. SMDH says:

    I know people are going to hate my comment, but this kind of violence didn’t just take place that horrendous day. This had to be escalating and the mom not setting any boundaries for this criminal. He didn’t just decide to kill her, he had to have been abusing her for sometime. I have an 18 year-old, and if he looks at me the wrong way I will still kick his ass so hard he will spit out my stiletto! He respects me, and comes home at a decent hour. When he is late, he will call. And it also helps I have the AT&T Family Map on his unsuspecting self! LOL. I make the rules, and if he don’t like them, then there’s the freaking door!

    1. Jane Doe says:

      He started causing problems when he was 14.

    2. Amanda B. Reckondwith says:

      @SMDH – Good for you to set limits to help your child grow in a productive direction. So many ‘parents’ these days want to be friends vice being parents. Glad some people can still do the hard work.

  5. janet says:

    HE is Trayvon.

    1. Deb says:

      YOU are an Idiot.

      1. k says:

        HE looks just like Obama’s son!

  6. Don says:

    Hey Look, Another Trayvon Martin in the making.

  7. Jamjar says:

    I guess the boot camp she sent him to didn’t work.

  8. Howard says:

    The heart of man is desperately wicked..and decietfull above all things, who can know it? Obviously this young man had a severe emotional and mental problem. And a tramatic childhood. However that does not give him the right to kill. But i strongly believe this could have been avoided..if we as a society would have just cared to help one another a little bit more

  9. bt20 says:

    @SMDH maybe what you are saying is true but if Skylur is right & he is a sociopath no discipline would help! So yes a life for a life… He took one now hes got it die!

  10. bt20 says:

    Natalie Belmont, Heidi Mittica, and Renette Emile… three young, beautiful women… Also, victims of matricide. Mary Jo and Blake Hadley murdered by their 17 year old son… These are just recent stories that I can remember off the top of my head… People need to take a good look at their kids and stop thinking that they are little precious angels! Raise them wrong, tell them they are the most important people in the world and you little sociopaths in the making who will only harm you or society! Parents usually defend their little angels when they do something bad to others but never think they would harm their own family… Guess again! So do the right thing discipline these people from a young age, teach them that they are important but that the key in life is compassion, caring, and understanding that way they can be productive members of society instead of the vermin who are bringing down civilization as we speak!

  11. Joe Mama says:

    Was her Skittles and tea missing??

  12. john says:

    until a GOOD man and woman,marry,stay together and provide a stable family environment,crime can only get worse in america.

    Who really thinks the family is going to fix itself in America???No amount of money,education or sheer number of community centers cannot solve this problem,it starts at home,thats why this will never be fixed.

    We are seeing the first symptoms of flash mob robberies and assaults committed by neglected fatherless lost children in the USA,and the utter moral collapse of our nation.

    I believe in the next few years,as lost chilldren gorw up,call them the z generation,the z generation is going to tear this country apart.

  13. Barack says:

    He could be my son!

    Kit, do you want to play a game of catch?

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