10-year-old boy allegedly kills mom for not buying him a VR headset, then logs into her Amazon account to buy it

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A chilling story that investigators initially thought was an accident turns out to be much worse…

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported on Nov. 21 the tragic story of a 10-year-old boy who had been playing with a gun and accidentally shot his 44-year-old mother. The incident was reported at 6:50 a.m. and police responded to the scene in the Melody View neighborhood shortly afterwards.

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Now, according to an indictment obtained by the outlet, the little boy told police the day after the shooting that he killed his mother on purpose because she wouldn’t buy him a gaming VR headset Amazon. The complaint details the boy’s actions – this is very explicit and disturbing, so read at your own discretion:

“He went down to the basement and took a shooting stance. He admitted to knowing that guns can kill people. Before firing the shot, he closed his left eye. His mother walked ahead of him when he tried to shoot at the wall to ‘scare her’, to which he admitted to shooting her in the face when she was about three feet away from him. After shooting his mother, he put the gun in the closet in the living room and then informed his older sister.

Just awful…

The boy’s 26-year-old sister told police her little brother had “anger” issues all his life — and while she never specified what, he had received a “worrying” diagnosis from a mental health professional. The boy also apparently has a history of disruptive behavior, including allegedly setting the living room furniture on fire and swinging a puppy around by his tail.

The sister also told investigators that the 10-year-old showed no remorse after the shooting — he didn’t even cry — but did apologize, saying:

“I’m really sorry about what happened. I’m sorry I killed my mother.”

After shooting his mother, the boy reported logging into her Amazon account and ordering the VR headset he wanted. It is said that he asked his sister if it had already been delivered sometime after his mother’s death.

The child was arrested after confessing to the shooting and is being held in a juvenile detention center on $50,000 bond. He has also been charged with reckless first-degree homicide as an adult. The boy’s lawyer, Angela Cunninghamsaid she was still gathering information for the case when the outlet spoke to her on Wednesday:

“This is an absolute family tragedy. I don’t think anyone would deny or disagree… The adult system is definitely not equipped to meet the needs of a 10-year-old child.”

In case you didn’t know, in the state of Wisconsin, the law states that children as young as 10 years old must be charged as an adult if they commit serious crimes, such as first-degree manslaughter, reckless first-degree manslaughter, or attempted first-degree manslaughter — at least to start the process.

What a terrible situation, our hearts remain with this family. Comments, Perezcious readers?

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