JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On Wednesday, the Neptune Beach teen accused of murdering his own grandmother made his first local appearance in court.
The judge denied bond for 15-year-old Logan Mott. Mott remains in isolation in the Duval County Jail.
Prosecutors say he shot and killed his grandmother, Kristina French, 53, last month.
“When you have a juvenile, you don’t want that juvenile to have other inmates who are potentially dangerous or angry to have contact with them, so you do typically keep them in isolation away from the other prisoners,” Action News Jax law and safety expert Dale Carson said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Mott is "housed alone in an isolation cell for his safety."
JSO said "it’s not in the juvenile wing" and it’s "always subject to change for various reasons."
Officers said Mott does get three meals a day, use of the phone, visitation and rec time, like regular inmates.
But, according to police, Mott won’t get time in the "dorm" environment with other inmates.
“He will be allowed to go out, he’ll have communication with his lawyers, or perhaps his family,” Carson said.
Mott’s father is a jail corrections officer with JSO.
“The father will be reassigned so he won’t have regular contact,” Mott’s attorney, public defender Charlie Cofer, said. “That’s normal protocol here.”
Cofer could not say when that will happen.
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