Fight with mother's boyfriend ends with murder charge for Florida teen, police say

fight with mothers boyfriend ends with murder charge for florida teen
Source: Hillsborough County Jail, Mega

May 19 2021, Published 8:09 a.m. ET

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A fight between a 15-year-old Florida boy and his mother’s boyfriend ended with the teen arrested on a murder charge, police said.

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The fight took place on March 11, but details were not reported until a redacted version of the arrest report was made available, authorities said.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Hunter Eargood, who turned 16 on April 25, stabbed Christopher Hambrook, 50, but the relationship between them and other details of what happened on that day were not made available after the incident.

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Now, with the arrest report available many details are available. Police responded to a stabbing call around 1:45 a.m. at Eargood home, where he lived with his mother Desirae Eargood.

When police arrived, they found Hambrook with at least one stab wound to his torso, police said.


According to the arrest report, Desirae invited Hambrook to her house without her son’s knowledge. When Hunter found out Hambrook was there, a fight started.

Authorities said Desirae told them she heard Hambrook yell, “get him off me.”

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There was another witness present that night, Michael Patterson, who told investigators he and Desirae separated Hunter and Hambrook and then moved Hunter to another room.

However, Hunter got past the witnesses and into another fight with Hambrook, authorities said.

Hunter spoke to responding deputies and detectives, but that portion of the arrest report has been redacted under the judge’s order, police said.

Hunter was arrested on the same day and charged with first-degree premediated murder. He will be tried as an adult and was also charged with second-degree murder with a weapon, police said.

He is being held in the Hillsborough County jail on $500,000 bail.


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