10 year old boy kills mom over vr headset: Family of child accused in fatal shooting of Quiana Mann says they want him in jail

Milwaukee — Milwaukee family speaks out after 10-year-old boy kills his mother because she won’t give him a virtual reality headset

The family told ABC affiliate WISN-TV he was treated due to behavioral issues at the time.

The victim’s sister, Rhona Reed, said: “We were quite trembling. trembling to our core.”

Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.

Headlines go viral: 10-year-old boy accused of murdering his mother via virtual reality headset Now his family wants to set the record straight.

“I think the biggest misconception is that it’s all about Oculus VR headsets,” Reid said after her family suddenly gained national attention.

“Some days are better than others,” said the victim’s mother, Luritha Mann.

last month The prosecutor charged the 4th grade student as an adult with intent to murder. After fatally shooting his mother Quiana Mann, ABC 7 Chicago did not name the boy in court order.

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“He calls every day and we talk. He showed no remorse to me,” said his aunt.

“Everyone loves you,” said the boy’s grandmother. “I know he has some abilities. But it’s not that severe.”

At the time of the tragedy They said he was being treated for behavioral problems.

“His treatment provider has recommended limiting the use of mobile phones and electronic devices. Because of the violent game he was playing,” Reid says, “she actually followed through on his treatment plan when she decided to take his electronic device. And that’s what upset him.”

The boy is currently being held in a juvenile detention center. And that’s where his aunt and grandmother said he was a member.

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“We just don’t know what his state of mind is. And what is he capable of, ”said his aunt.

“We had to sleep at night and he was a wanderer. He likes nightlife. I do not know I’m a little scared,” his grandmother said.

The boy appeared in virtual court on Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutors said he pulled the trigger in the basement of his family’s home last month near 87th and Magnolia.

The disturbing details were outlined in the criminal indictment. Because prosecutors charged the boy as an adult with negligent homicide.

They say the boy told police he was angry after his mother woke him up on the morning of Nov. 21 and refused to buy him a virtual reality headset from Amazon.

The judge hid his face during the appearance.

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“There are children or young people present. But because the court has previously ordered that his pictures or photographs may not be used in any manner, that is why I allowed him to leave today,” Judge Kristela Cervera said.

During a short virtual trial The boy’s father appeared in the Zoom conversation but did not comment. Prosecutors said they would have a revised complaint. but did not disclose details

The judge had previously set bail for the boy at $50,000, his public defender said they wanted to reduce that amount.

from criminal complaints The boy tried to scare his mother. but accidentally shot her in the face

As he was only 10 years old, Wisconsin law required him to be charged as an adult.


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