January 4, 2011

Ohio Boy Charged, Killing Mother (UPDATE)

Shock and horror as a ten year old boy is now in police custody, charged with killing his own mother in Big Prairie Ohio.

The mother was found having been shot in the head, and the young son soon confessed to killing her, in a harrowing criminal court case that will have lawyers, judges and child welfare experts struggling over the right thing to do.

The boy is now being held at a juvenile detention center, where he will be assessed by mental health experts and couonselors who will determine how he should be dealt with and what would lead a child to do this to his own mother.

A 10-year-old boy was charged Monday with murder, a crime nearly unheard of at such a young age, after authorities said he told a neighbor about the killing. Paramedics found Deborah McVay, 46, of Big Prairie, lying facedown in her living room Sunday night, dead of a single gunshot wound to her head, Holmes County Sheriff Tim Zimmerly said. Authorities went to the home after a neighbor called a dispatcher to say McVay's son had come to her home and confessed to shooting his mother.

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Posted at January 4, 2011 8:26 AM