JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (TCD) — A man will spend 50 years behind bars for killing his 18-year-old girlfriend in 2022 and trying to cover her body.
According to an Oct. 6 news release from the Florida State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Isaiah Greene was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty last month for the murder of Gabrielle Bolton.
On Sept. 19, 2022, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1500 block of West 33rd Street after being contacted by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department because they found a body. Law enforcement searched the home and found Bolton’s body in a bedroom “wrapped in a shower curtain and towel” with apparent signs of head trauma.
Greene fled the home when first responders arrived, but police located him elsewhere “a short time later.”
When speaking with police, Greene’s mother reportedly said her son called her upset and said, “I didn’t mean to do it.”
Greene’s mother went to her son’s home, and he allegedly made suicidal remarks and told her again he “didn’t mean to do it.”
According to the Attorney’s Office, Greene told detectives he and Bolton had been in a relationship for approximately a year. He admitted “he had been both physically and mentally abusive toward her.”
On the day of the incident, Greene and Bolton argued in the bathroom and it became physical. The Attorney’s Office said Greene then struck Bolton with a metal object multiple times and brought her body to the back bedroom, where she was found.