In a shocking development reported from Wisconsin, US, a 10-year-old boy reportedly killed his mother by shooting her for not buying him a VR headset. The incident was reported from Milwaukee city, and occurred earlier on November 21. The victim in the matter was identified as 44-year-old Quiana Mann, while the juvenile accused’s name has been withheld because of his age. The accused young boy has reported to be troubled and having some mental issues.

As per the initial investigation, the deceased mother had refused to buy her an Oculus Virtual Reality headset, which triggered him into shooting at her at a three-feet distance when she was doing laundry. Records also showed that the boy used his mother’s Amazon account to purchase the headset right after he shot her.

As per the boy’s sister, he had severe “rage issues” for all his 10 years, and had five “imaginary people that talk to him”. Further, the boy was also given “concerning” diagnosis by a therapist. While the boy initially said that he was twirling the gun, which somehow killed his mother, he later admitted to pulling the trigger to his maternal aunt.

The distraught young boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree reckless homicide.

The Facts of the Matter

Rage issues and mental health problems when go unchecked, can often result in disastrous situations. In one such situation, a teen, who allegedly suffers from ‘rage’ and mental health issues, recently killed his mother by shooting her when she refused buying him a VR headset.

The incident was reported from Milwaukee city, Wisconsin and occurred earlier on November 21.


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Boy Changed his Story After Killing Mum

As per the reports, the 10-year-old boy had initially told the cops that his mom woke him up earlier than usual, and he was angry because of that. He said that he retrieved her gun from the bedroom, and then went to the basement where she was doing laundry. He said that he was twirling the handgun, and wanted to scare his mother when it “accidentally went off”.


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Buying VR Headset After Murder

However, in some later interviews, the boy admitted of shooting his mother. He also claimed that his mother was not allowing him to buy something from Amazon. Records confirm that after killing his mother, the 10-year-old boy accessed his mother’s Amazon account, and ordered a Virtual Reality headset.

Boy Talked to 5 Imaginary People

After the incident, the family of the young boy has been claiming the boy’s mental health issues for the incident. The boy’s sister told cops that he had “rage issues” and has a tendency of becoming “very angry”.

She also mentioned that he has 5 imaginary people that talk to him – two sisters, an old woman and an old man, and another man who is mean to him.


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Grandmother Claims Mental Health Issues

The boy’s grandmother also cited several incidents in the past where the young boy acted dangerously. Some six months ago, the boy had filled a balloon with some flammable liquid, and had set ablaze the living room.

“So that just meshed with the mental illness and it just kind of spiraled and made him worse. He didn’t pick up on a lot of things. He talks intelligent, but he doesn’t understand a lot of things. And he would cry a lot,” she was quoted saying in a New York Post report.

The boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree reckless homicide, and is held at a juvenile detention facility. If he is convicted, he could face a maximum 60-years prison.

 

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