Mother arrested for murder in Florida Amber Alert case

Courtesy Dade County Corrections/FDLE

MIAMI (WTSP) — Alejandro Ripley was sadly found dead hours after an Amber Alert was issued Friday. Now, his mother has been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder.

According to the Miami Dade Corrections website, Patricia Ripley, 45, was booked into jail early Saturday morning. She's been charged with premeditated murder.

The Miami Herald says Ripley admitted to police that she was responsible for Alejandro's death and told officers "he's going to be in a better place."

Alejandro's body was found Friday floating in a small lake at the Miccosukee Gold and Country Club in Miami.

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