Crime

Teenager charged with stabbing mom, brother while on vacation

Gust L. Ramgren
Gust L. Ramgren

A 16-year-old Massachusetts boy has been charged with attempted murder, after he stabbed his mother and younger brother while vacationing on Siesta Key, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Gust L. Ramgren, of Framingham, Mass., admitted to the stabbings.

“He confirmed that the three of them were vacationing from Massachusetts and had been having a good time,” deputies wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

About 9:08 p.m. Wednesday, the boy’s mother called 9-1-1, and said Ramgren had stabbed her and her 14-year-old son, before fleeing their condo in the 8900 block of Blind Pass Road.

Moments later, a nearby resident called to report that Ramgren was outside the residence requesting help for his family. Deputies arrived a short time later and detained Ramgren, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Back at the crime scene, the younger brother told deputies who administered first aid that he was afraid he was going to die, “and asked why his brother would do this,” according to the report.

Other possible details of what might have happened were redacted from the report released to the media.

The younger boy was flown by helicopter to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries. The mother was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Early Thursday, Ramgren admitted during an interview with detectives to stabbing his family members, according to the report.

Ramgren, who is charged with two counts of attempted murder, was held at the Sarasota County jail, before being turned over to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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