A 10-year-old boy is in juvenile custody after telling a neighbor that he had shot and killed his mother, an Ohio sheriff said Monday.
Deborah McVay, 46, was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head Sunday night in Big Prairie, located about midway between Cleveland and Columbus, said Holmes County Sheriff Tim Zimmerly. Paramedics found McVay lying facedown on her living room floor, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, Zimmerly said.
Authorities went to the home after a neighbor called a sheriff’s dispatcher to say McVay’s son had come to her home and said he had just shot his mother.
McVay’s body was transported to the Stark County Coroner’s office for an autopsy. The sheriff said McVay’s 15-year-old daughter is currently staying with relatives. It is unclear whether she witnessed the shooting.
The 10-year-old boy is being held in Richland County Juvenile Detention and will appear in court Monday afternoon. A woman who answered the phone at McVay’s home said she had no comment and hung up.
Authorities are investigating what may have caused the shooting.
What is the world coming to when you have a boy this young killing his own mother. I mean its not right at any age but he shouldn’t even be thinking about murder let alone committing one. One day this little boy is going to regret killing his mother but that regret won’t bring her back. Sad.