Boy, 10, shot mom dead because she refused to make Amazon purchase: cops

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Boy, 10, shot mom dead because she refused to make Amazon purchase: cops


Yaron Steinbuch

December 1, 2022 10:41am 


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A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy fatally shot his mother in the face because she would not buy him a virtual reality headset — then logged onto her Amazon account and ordered it the next day, prosecutors said.

The boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree reckless homicide and is being held in a juvenile detention facility, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which didn’t identify him because of his age.

He initially told police he got the gun from his mom’s bedroom about 7 a.m. Nov. 21 and went to the basement where she was doing laundry.

The boy claimed he was twirling the weapon around his finger when it went off. He told his 26-year-old sister, who called 911, the news outlet reported.

But a day later, his relatives contacted authorities questioning his story and he admitted to police that he intentionally pointed the gun at his mother, according to a complaint cited by the outlet.

an Oculus Virtual Reality headset
The 10-year-old boy allegedly shot his mom dead over the purchase of an Oculus Virtual Reality headset.

The boy’s aunt said that when she picked him up the day after the shooting, he grabbed a set of house keys that contained a key to the gun’s container, the paper reported.

When she asked him about the shooting, he told her he pointed the weapon at his mom, who said: “Why do you have that? Put it down,” according to the complaint.

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