Wisconsin boy, 11, who ‘shot his mother Quiana Mann dead at point-blank range’ because she refused to let him buy VR headset on Amazon will be tried as an adult
Quiana Mann, 44, was killed by her 10-year-old son inside their home in Milwaukee, at 7 am on November 21, 2022 – the shooter is one of Mann’s four children
Following evaluation by a panel of psychologists, the judge decided the boy would be tried as an adult as he did not receive ‘major mental diagnosis’
Psychologists had different opinions regarding the boy’s competence and understanding of the crime
He is accused of shooting his mom from three feet away because she refused to buy him a VR headset on Amazon
He signed in to his mom’s Amazon account the next day to buy himself an Oculus VR headset, priced between $500 and $700
He also told his grandma he was ‘sorry’ for killing his mother, but then asked where his package was.
The boy initially claimed it was an accident, but later admitted he intentionally shot his mother because he was angry that she woke him up 30 minutes early and would not let him buy the headset
The juvenile has been in custody with bond set at $50,000 and if found guilty of the charges, faces up to 60 years in prison
The boy, whose name has not been publicly released, fatally shot his mother Quiana Mann, 44, of Milwaukee [photo], in the face inside their home on November 21, 2022, because she refused to buy him a VR headset. Mann a behavioral health worker has four children: Brianna, TJ, Brandon, and Noah
A Milwaukee boy, has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly shooting his mother dead because she refused to buy him a virtual reality headset on Amazon last year. He was 10 at the time of the shooting,
The boy has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide and is ready to stand trial as an adult, Judge Jane Carroll decided.
Now aged 11, the boy, whose identity is not being made public, was reviewed by two psychologists who debated on whether the boy was able to understand the nature of the crime and the charges.
Judge Carroll decided that the boy would stand the trial as an adult, as he did not have ‘major mental diagnosis’ and was able to understand what’s happening around him.
The child is accused of shooting his mom Quiana Mann, 44, from three feet away at their home in Milwaukee on November 21, 2022.
The boy confessed to the detectives that he was angry at his mom [photo], for waking him up 30 minutes early – at 6am instead of 6.30am – and not allowing him to purchase the headset from Amazon. He went to her gun safe took the weapon and shot her. The family turned him in the next day
The boy allegedly shot his mother in the face at close range while she was doing laundry – because she refused to buy him a virtual reality headset.
The boy is accused of shooting his 44-year-old mother from three feet away at their home in Milwaukee. The complaint notes that “The bullet entered through the victim’s right eye, traveled through the victim’s brain, and then, bullet fragment(s) exited out the back side of the victim’s head through her skull. The victim’s face had stippling on it, indicating that the gun was fired at the victim at close range.”
The next day he logged into his mother’s Amazon account to buy himself an Oculus VR headset, which costs from $500 to $700, before telling his grandma he was ‘sorry’ for killing his mother. Immediately, he then asked where his Amazon package was.
After shooting his mother in her home (pictured), the 11-year-old boy put the gun in the closet and told his 26-year-old sister that their mother was dead. His family said he had ‘rage issues’ and heard five imaginary people. The child will be tried as an adult and faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted .
He signed in to his mom’s Amazon account the next day to buy himself an Oculus VR headset, priced between $500 and $700. The boy told his grandma he was ‘sorry’ for killing his mother but then asked where his package was.
The child ‘knew his case was in adult court; he knew his case was a felony,’ Milwaukee County prosecutor Sara Waldschmidt said in court.
‘He knew that there were two types of cases — felonies and misdemeanors and he knew it was serious,’ the prosecutor continued, reported by Fox News.
The 11-year-old has been in custody with a $50,000 bond. If convicted of the charges, he is facing a maximum of 60 years in prison.
The child initially claimed he accidentally shot his mom in the head, but later confessed he got the gun from the lockbox and aimed at his mother before shooting her to dead. His aunt and sister said he never cried or showed remorse and had also physically attacked his seven-year-old cousin the same day
The child initially told police that the shooting was an accident. He claimed Mann had walked in front of him while he was aiming at a wall to ‘scare her’, and he accidentally shot her in the head, according to criminal charges obtained by the Journal Sentinel.
He later confessed that he was angry at his mom for waking him up 30 minutes early, at 6am instead of 6.30am, and not allowing him to purchase the headset from Amazon. He then got the gun from the lockbox.
He intentionally aimed at his mother before shooting her at their home on 87th Street near Hemlock at around 7am on November 21, according to the complaint.
The boy is one of Mann’s four children: Brianna, TJ, Brandon, and Noah. It is unclear which boy shot her.
After the shooting, he put the gun in the closet and told his older sister Brianna Moore, 26, that his mother, who worked in behavioral health, was dead. Moore then called 911.
The boy’s aunt and sister said he never cried or showed remorse and had also physically attacked his seven-year-old cousin the same day.
The shooter was cross with his mother Quiana Mann for not getting his way and intentionally shot her as a result. The behavioral health worker had four children: Brianna, TJ, Brandon, and Noah. It remains unknown which boy shot her
When he was four, the boy allegedly swung the family’s puppy around by its tail, the complaint says. Six months ago, the family told police, the boy filled a balloon with a flammable liquid and set it on fire, causing an explosion that burned furniture and the carpet.
When asked why he did it, the boy said ‘two sisters told him to do it.’
The boy told his family he hears five imaginary people talking to him, who he said are two sisters, an old woman, and two ‘mean’ men.
Brianna also said in the complaint that her brother has had ‘rage issues’ all his life and becomes ‘very angry and acts out.’
Mann also set up cameras around her home, but the cameras had been unplugged during the shooting, according to WISN. It is unclear who disabled the cameras.
The case likely will bring national scrutiny to bear on Wisconsin laws that treat children and teens accused of serious crimes, potentially as adults.
The state is one of only three that require all 17-year-old defendants be charged as adults.
Wisconsin law also requires children as young as 10 to be charged as adults for certain serious crimes, like first-degree intentional or reckless homicide.