Boy, 15, is charged with murder after home surveillance video caught him beating his mother to death before fleeing the home in McKinney, Texas
Police arrived to find Stacy Ellen Barney, 50, dead after having been beaten to death on Sunday
Authorities charged the victim’s 15-year-old son with murder following the incident
He was allegedly seen beating her to death on home surveillance video by his father who then called police
The alleged killer left the home and but was found nearby, in the neighborhood by police
A Texas teenager was charged with murder after being caught on surveillance video as he allegedly beat his mother to death at the family home.
Stacy Ellen Barney, 50, of McKinney, Texas, was found dead inside her home on Sunday shortly before 1am, when police were called to the home by the boy’s father.
Police said that surveillance video showed the 15-year-old boy, who has not been named because he is a minor, beating his mother to death inside the home, police said in a statement on Twitter.
The teen had left the home by the time police arrived. Officers then searched for the boy, finding him in the neighborhood of the home, the Forth Worth Star Telegram reported.
He was taken into custody and charged with murder.
Authorities have not revealed details of the attack or what might have triggered the assault. It is unknown whether other people were present in the home at the time.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
‘Our hearts go out to the victim’s family during this extremely difficult time,’ police said in their statement.