15-year-old charged with murder after home surveillance video shows the boy beating his mother to death

15-year-old charged with murder after home surveillance video shows the boy beating his mother to death

The incident was caught on the home surveillance cameras of the house, which led to the boy's arrest.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with brutally murdering his mother in their own home. in Texas. The entire incident was reportedly caught on camera, thanks to the home surveillance system, as per Daily Mail. On Sunday, 3rd Jan, shortly before 1 am, 50-year-old Stacy Ellen Barney from McKinney was found dead inside her home. Police rushed to the crime scene after her husband called emergency dispatch.

The boy—whose name is being withheld on privacy concerns as he's underage—ran away after committing the crime. A report by Fox News states that the boy was found nearby during a search by police. He was taken into custody and charged with the murder of his mother. The McKinney police department also took to Twitter to share an update on the incident. "A 15-year-old male is in custody, charged with murder after home surveillance showed him beating his mother to death inside the family home."


"McKinney Police officers were called to the home in the 700 block of Donelson Dr. by the boy's father just before one o'clock in the morning, on January 3, 2021. The mother, Stacy Ellen Barney (DOB 1-25-1970), was found inside the home. The teen was found in the area following a search. Our hearts go out to the victim's family during this extremely difficult time. This is an ongoing investigation."

After the boy's father, the cops saw the surveillance footage from the CCTV cameras installed in the house and saw the boy brutally beating his mother to death.

In 2019, the Times Of Malta stated that children killing their parents was one of the fastest-growing homicides in the US. The report also suggested that most of the children who do harm their parents have some kind of "problems of their own, whether it is money troubles, alcohol, drugs, relationships, or simply psychiatric issues. Children killing their parents has been increasing steadily from one for every 10 family homicides in 1980 to one in every eight in 2008."


"In the latest federal statistics, both matricide and patricide are committed primarily by sons aged between 16 and 19. Closely following this was children being killed by their parents as the second most frequent type of family homicide. This is also seeing an increase, from one in seven family homicides in 1980 to one in four by 2008."

One of the most common weaponry used by these kids are guns, which doesn't come as that big a surprise, given the fact that there are 390 million guns and more than half of all homicides are gun-related.

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