A teenager in Florida has been charged with hiring an undercover policeman to shoot and kill his mother.

Police say the detective posed as someone willing to do the job for 17-year-old Carlos Chereza after being tipped off he was offering $2,000 to have his mother killed.

They say Chereza had expected to inherit the money from his mother's bank account.

It is alleged he gave the officer the keys to the family apartment; a map of the layout and a picture of his mother