JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The mother of the teenager who killed his grandmother testified during day three of his sentencing hearing.
Carrie Mott traveled from Missouri to testify at the Duval County Courthouse.
During her testimony she described the last conversation she had with both Kristina French and her son Logan Mott.
She said the conversation was very jovial and fun. She said it started with Logan telling her how he had convinced French, his grandmother, to watch the animated series "South Park."
She said that before they hung up, she could hear how happy they were. She said the conversation ended with Logan telling his mother that French was about to make him dinner, he said, "I love you," and she said it back to him. She said she never heard from French again or from Logan, until he was arrested near the Canadian border.
"He adored Kristina. He respected her," said Carrie Mott. "She protected him from a lot of things that were going on in the household."
A recurring topic throughout the three-day proceeding was the contentious relationship between Carrie and Logan's father, Eric.
Carrie talked about the time Logan had to be taken to a hospital via Life Flight while he was visiting her in Missouri. She said that happened after her parents gave him a slushee during a visit to the zoo. No one knew at that point that Logan, who was 10 at the time, had Type 1 diabetes.
Carrie said she couldn't see her son in the hospital because Eric had accused her of neglect.
Earlier Friday afternoon, the school nurse at Fletcher Middle School, Barbara Delifus, testified.
Delifus said that Logan ate lunch with her in the nurse's office every day and that he called her his best friend.
Delifus described Logan as someone with tremendous intelligence who was talkative, kind and loving.
She said she has been writing him letters at jail and has visited him, along with her daughter. She said she believes he's remorseful and can become a productive member of society.
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"If Logan could go back to that second, it never would've occurred," she said. "The Logan that I know doesn't have the capacity to harm anyone."
Carrie said she has mailed Logan more than 330 books since he's been in jail and he's read every single one.
Logan graduated from high school as the valedictorian while in he was in jail and was accepted to Adams State University in Colorado.
The next court date will be on Tuesday for a status hearing.
The judge will still need to hear from another witness before he imposes the sentence.
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Action News Jax's Lorena Inclàn is tweeting LIVE from the courtroom:
Investigators show the Canadian teen the messages in the chatroom. Including how Logan Mott sent a pic of bullets and blood on his hands. Teen says she thought he was joking @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/8ahzKgEswJ— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) October 18, 2019
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