10-Year-Old Kills Mother Over Chores

By Scott Sarvay

January 4, 2011 Updated Jan 4, 2011 at 6:29 PM EDT

HOLMES COUNTY, Ohio (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A 10-year-old boy is accused of shooting and killing his mother after they argued over chores.

The incident happened on Sunday.

According to the boy's sister her mother, 46-year-old Deborah McVay, had asked her son to bring in firewood, and the boy became angry grabbed a .22 caliber rifle and shot his mother in the back of the head.

The 10-year-old is in the custody of juvenile authorities and is charged with one count of murder.

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