DeLand man charged with girlfriend's murder faces judge

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —

A DeLand man whose own mother, investigators say, turned him in for killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in Lake County in August, faced a judge Tuesday.

Investigators said the Khambrel Hadley's mother told 911 dispatchers that her son's girlfriend had a knife and he killed her out of self-defense.

"I want to report a crime," Hadley's mother told a 911 dispatcher.

"What happened?" the dispatcher asked.

"I'm not there. I'm not sure if it's true, but my son he came to my job and he said that he killed his girlfriend," Hadley's mother said.

Hadley is back in Volusia County facing murder charges for the death of Alyssa Oakes. He has been in Orange County for the past few months where he was arrested by Orlando police in August.

"OK, did he tell you where she is?" the 911 dispatcher asked Hadley's mother.

"He, he wouldn't tell me. He says he doesn't know. He just said that she's in a wooded area," Hadley's mother said.

Police said after the call to 911 they checked Oakes Hunters Creek apartment in DeLand where they found evidence of the slaying.

Hadley told 911 dispatchers her son did it in self-defense.

"He said she kept trying to stab him with a knife and somehow they tussled and was fighting and he had her in like a headlock to keep from getting stabbed or something and that's when she uh, died I guess," Hadley's mother said in the 911 call.

Investigators in Lake County later located Oakes body in a wooded area in Sorrento. 

Hadley is in the Volusia County jail being held with no bond.

According to the Volusia County Jail, Hadley is facing both first- and second-degree murder charges, along with grand theft of a motor vehicle. They said that after Oakes' slaying, a resident told police that Hadley stole his car.

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