10-Year-Old Ohio Boy Charged in Mom's Killing

Boy allegedly told neighbor he'd just shot Deborah McVay
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2011 7:07 PM CST
A 10-year old boy sits in a courtroom Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Millersburg, Ohio. The boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the fatal shooting of his mother.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

(Newser) – Police in Ohio have charged a 10-year-old boy with murder after he allegedly showed up at a neighbor's house last night and said he'd just shot his mother. Emergency responders found 46-year-old Deborah McVay dead of a single .22 caliber gunshot to the head, reports Aol News. Her unnamed son, who was arraigned in court today, is charged as a juvenile, notes the AP.

McVay's 15-year-old daughter is with relatives; it's unclear whether she witnessed her mother's murder. "We don't have homicides here, period," says the county prosecutor. "I've got nothing to compare it to."

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