Police: 8-year-old shoots, kills 90-year-old after video game – CNN.com


CNN — An 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed his 90-year-old caregiver on Thursday evening after playing a violent video game, authorities say.Marie Smothers, 90, was pronounced dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head in a mobile home park in Slaughter, Louisiana, the East Feliciana Parish Sheriffs Department said in a statement. Slaughter is about 20 miles north of Baton Rouge.Although the boy initially told investigators that he accidentally shot the woman while playing with a firearm, the probe led authorities to believe he “intentionally shot Mrs. Smothers in the back of the head as she sat in her living room watching television,” the statement said.The boy wont face charges. Under Louisiana law, a child under 10 is exempt from criminal responsibility.”By accounts of relatives of the victim, as well as friends of the family, the victim and the juvenile had a normal, loving, relationship and even shared the same bedroom,” the sheriffs department said.

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