10 Year old boy in juvenile custody in the shooting death of his mother Deborah McVay in their Big Prairie, OH, home.

SHOCK: A 10 year old boy is in juvenile custody after he told a neighbor that he shot and killed his mother, Deborah McVay, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Police found her body Sunday night in Big Prairie, OH, with a single gunshot wound to the head, after the neighbor called them to the house.

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. Authorities are investigating what may have caused the shooting.  Source: Columbus Dispatch

This is the third story we have covered in which a parent was murdered by a child. It is hard for me to understand how a child could have the guts to pick up a gun and pull the trigger on anyone, much less a parent.