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OH boy accused of mother's death

BIG PRAIRIE, OH (CNN) - A 10-year-old Ohio boy is charged with murder after police say he killed his mother.

Investigators say Deborah McVay, 46, of Big Prairie, OH, was killed with a .22-caliber rifle after arguing with her son about chores.

"I know they was fighting, he's bad, but there's some good in him," said Buelah Mike, McVay's mother.

McVay's 15-year-old daughter said her brother was asked to bring in the firewood, and he did not want to do it.

"He went in his room and obviously he got the gun and loaded it," his sister said.

The little boy ran to a neighbor's home for help after the gun went off.

"He reported to them that he needed the police and that he had just shot his mother," Big Prairie Police Chief Nathan Ritz said.

McVay was found face down on the floor with a gunshot wound to the back of the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 10-year-old boy is in the custody of juvenile authorities and is charged with one count of murder.

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