Brycen Caudill, 17, DeGraff, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to murder before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Kevin Braig.
Brycen was arrested Aug. 16 for the murder of his 36-year-old mother Crystal Caudill at their 207 E. Main St., DeGraff, residence.
Law enforcement reports indicate the teen attacked and stabbed his mother multiple times with a wooden baseball bat and knife in her bedroom before school, around 7 a.m.
Crystal Caudill was able to run away to a nearby property, and it was a neighbor that contacted authorities. She was pronounced dead at Mary Rutan Hospital.
Brycen fled the scene, and traveled more than 10 miles on foot to a residence at 10029 Trestle Road, St. Paris, where he eventually turned himself in to authorities. Deputies from the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call, and the teen was taken into custody at that location.
In October, the defendant was charged with murder, felonious assault and domestic violence in Logan County Juvenile Court. His case was later bound over to adult court because of the nature of the charges.
Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart said the defendant will only be indicted on the murder charge as the result of a plea agreement.
Brycen, who has been lodged in the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center since his arrest, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. on April 30.
He faces 15 years to life in prison.