Police say a 15-year-old boy beat his mother to death in Texas.
The 50-year-old woman was found dead when McKinney police arrived home.
According to police, he was charged with murder on Sunday after surveillance footage recorded him beating his mother at his North Texas home.
McKinney police arrived at the scene of the incident around 1 a.m. when they found 50-year-old Stacey Ellen Barney dead inside. Officers said the teenager’s father initially called the police.
Police say a home security video allegedly recorded a teenager attacking Barney inside the family home.
Investigators say the boy was arrested during a search of the area. His name was not released because he is a minor.
The authorities have not commented on the circumstances of the past.
Releasing a statement, McKinney’s police said. “During this extremely difficult time, our hearts go out to the victim’s family.”
The officers added that the investigation is ongoing.
McKinney is located about 32 miles northeast of Dallas.