MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy intentionally aimed a gun at his mother, then shot and killed her, because she would not buy him a virtual reality headset, prosecutors said.

The boy initially told police that the Nov. 21 shooting was an accident, according to criminal charges obtained by the Journal Sentinel. But later he said he intentionally aimed at his mom before shooting her. The boy was charged as an adult last week with first-degree reckless homicide.

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ALERT NIGHT: Dangerous cold Wind Chills this evening.

February 2, 2023 @ 4:05 pm

DISCUSSION: A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect for all of the News 8 Now Viewing Area until 9 AM Friday. Dangerous wind chills between -25…

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Tomorrow
20°F
Clear. Lows overnight -13 to -9F.
Tonight
-11°F
Bitterly cold. A clear sky. Low -11F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.
Today
7°F
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper single digits and lows in the mid single digits.