A 10-year-old boy who shot and killed his 44-year-old mother in Milwaukee is being charged
A 10-year-old boy who shot and killed his 44-year-old mother in Milwaukee is being charged with first-degree homicide as an adult.
According to a criminal complaint, the boy was allegedly mad at his mom for waking him up early and not letting him purchase the VR set on Amazon.
While at the scene, police spoke with a 10-year-old boy who stated he was awakened by the woman (the boy's mother) at 6 a.m. The boy "first told police that he went to her bedroom and retrieved his mother's gun. He went to the basement, where she was grabbing some laundry.
- He initially
described twirling the gun around on his finger, and then it 'accidentally went off in a later interview with police, the 10-year-old boy 'admitted that he was not twirling the gun around when he shot his mom the complaint says.
-The 10-year-old went on to tell police he "admitted that his mother would not allow him to have something from Amazon that he wanted to have. (The 10-year-old) admitted that he retrieved the gun because he was mad at her for waking him up at 6 a.m.," the complaint says. The complaint goes on to say, 'he tried to shoot the wall to scare her, at which point he admitted that he shot her in the face. The boy 'admitted to knowing that guns are dangerous and can kill people."--
Authorities also claim that the boy logged onto his mother's Amazon account on Nov. 22 following her death and then ordered the virtual reality headset he wanted.
The minor made his initial appearance in Milwaukee County court on Friday, Nov. 25-the day the criminal complaint was filed. A cash bond was set at $50,000. He is expected to make his next court appearance on Dec. 7th
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