"Our hearts go out to the victim's family during this extremely difficult time," McKinney Police said in a statement

By Harriet Sokmensuer
January 05, 2021 02:42 PM
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A 15-year-old Texas boy is charged with murder after surveillance video allegedly captured him beating his mother to death.

McKinney police were called to the family's home just before 1 a.m. Sunday by the boy's father, according to a news release. The mother, Stacy Ellen Barney, 50, was found dead inside.

The teen was found in the area following a search and taken into custody.

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The violence was captured by surveillance cameras.

"Our hearts go out to the victim's family during this extremely difficult time," McKinney Police said in the news release. The investigation remains ongoing.

It was not immediately clear if the teen, who has not been publicly identified, has entered a plea or retained an attorney to comment on his behalf.