A ten-year-old boy from Wisconsin killed his mother because she refused to buy him the toy he wanted. The child begged and pleaded for her to spend five hundred dollars on a virtual reality headset, which would enable him to play enhanced games and have a more exciting life. The boy reportedly has “rage issues,” and threw a tantrum after his mother refused to buy him the expensive product. He shot her dead inside their home.

He was only three feet away from his mother when he fired the shot which consequently took Quiana Mann’s life. The 44-year-old victim is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where crime rates have been rapidly increasing in recent years.

The day after murdering his mother, the child purchased a VR headset using her Amazon account. He told his grandmother he was “sorry” for killing his mother, but all he really wanted to know was where the Amazon package was.

The child’s family states that he not only has rage issues but also hears imaginary people. However, the state of Wisconsin plans to try him as an adult and charge him with first-degree reckless homicide.

The boy confessed to authorities that the shooting wasn’t an accident, though he initially claimed it was. He explained that he meant to shoot the wall in front of his mother to scare her, but instead accidentally shot her in the head and killed her instantly.

During a second interview, the boy confessed that he aimed the gun at his mother before shooting her dead. The murder occurred in their home on 87th Street at 7 am on November 21, 2022.

It is unclear which of Mann’s four sons killed her, as they are all minors. The murdered woman’s children are named Brianna, TJ, Brandon, and Noah.

The boy killed his mother and then hid the gun in a closet before telling his 26-year-old sister, Brianna Moore. Ms. Moore called 911 immediately after learning of their mother’s death by gunfire.

The district attorney wishes to try the child as an adult due to Wisconsin law, which permits children aged ten and above to be charged as adults for major offenses; these include homicide. The boy’s lawyer will most likely attempt to have the case transferred to juvenile court, however.

Angela Cunningham, the boy’s attorney, called the murder an “absolute family tragedy.” She emphasized that she “didn’t think anybody would deny or disagree with that.” However, she believes that the Wisconsin criminal justice system is not yet prepared or “equipped to address the needs of a ten-year-old child.”