Boy 10 shot his mother dead because she wouldn’t buy him a virtual headset.
The boy then logged into his mother’s Amazon account and ordered the headset that his mother wouldn’t let him have the day after she died.
The boy who cannot be named for legal reasons has now been charged as an adult with first-degree reckless homicide.
It’s alleged that he shot and killed his mother because she would not get him a virtual reality headset.
Police gave said at first he claimed the shooting was an accident, later admitting he intentionally aimed the gun at his mother.
He then admitted that he then logged into her Amazon account the next morning after she had died.
The boys aunt and sister have added that he has not cried or shown any remorse following the shooting.
The boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree reckless homicide and is in juvenile detention.
The incident happened just before 7am on 21 November in the city of Milwaukee in Wisconsin.
State law requires children as young as 10 to be charged as adults for certain serious crimes, but lawyers can request the case is moved to a juvenile court.
One of the boy’s lawyers, Angela Cunningham, said: “This is an absolute family tragedy.
“I don’t think anybody would deny or disagree with that… the adult system is absolutely ill-equipped to address the needs of a 10-year-old child.”
Milwaukee Police initially said that the boy was “playing” with the gun when it fired, fatally injuring his mother.
The force said the incident would be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney General’s Office for review.
They also reminded the public to “keep firearms secured with a gunlock and out of the reach of children”.
A day after the incident, however, concerned relatives called the police.