FL teen who stabbed mother, lived with body, pleads guilty to murder

FL teen who stabbed mother, lived with body, pleads guilty to murder

A North Miami-Dade teen who stabbed his mother to death with a butcher knife — then lived with the body for eight days, even throwing a party — pleaded guilty Friday and agreed to spend 28 years in prison.

Kit Darrant pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the March 2012 slaying of Renette Emile, 35.

The plea deal will spare his younger brother and aunt from having to relive the gruesome facts of the case at trial, a prosecutor told the judge.

“It’s a fair resolution for all,” prosecutor Laura Adams said.

Darrant must also serve 20 years of probation after he leaves prison, plus undergo mental health and drug treatment. Now 19, he could leave prison while in his 40s.

“The murder of Rene Emile was tragic and Mr. Darrant publicly apologizes for his actions and the immense pain they have caused others. This deal is equally beneficial to both sides. It allows this young man to repay his debt to society yet still have a second chance at life,” said his lawyer, Christopher DeCoste.

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