McKINNEY, Texas — A 15-year-old Texas boy has been charged with murder after he allegedly beat his mother to death in the family’s home — a shocking act cops say was recorded by surveillance cameras.
Stacy Ellen Barney, 50, of McKinney, Texas, was found dead inside her home on Sunday shortly before 1 a.m,, after police were called to the home by the boy’s father.
Police said that surveillance video showed the boy — who has not been named because he is underage — beating Barney to death.
The teen had left the home by the time officers arrived, but they soon caught up with him after searching the area.
He was taken into custody and charged with murder.
Authorities have not yet revealed any details about the attack, and are continuing to investigate.
‘Our hearts go out to the victim’s family during this extremely difficult time,’ police said in a statement.