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Boy, 15, charged with murder after home surveillance video caught him beating mother, 50, to death

Boy, 15, is charged with murder after home surveillance video caught him beating his mother, 50, to death

  • Stacy Ellen Barney, 50, was found dead after having been beaten to death
  • Authorities charged her 15-year-old son with murder following the incident
  • He was allegedly seen beating her to death on home surveillance video
  • The boy left the home and was found nearby after his father called police

A 15-year-old Texas boy was charged with murder after being caught on surveillance video as he allegedly beat his mother to death at the family home. 

Stacy Ellen Barney, 50, of McKinney, Texas, was found dead inside her home on Sunday shortly before 1am, when 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 inside the home, police said in a statement on Twitter.  

Stacy Ellen Barney, 50, was found beaten to death inside her home (pictured) on Sunday. Police arrested her 15-year-old son and charged him with murder

Police said that boy was caught on home surveillance video beating his mother to death

Police said that boy was caught on home surveillance video beating his mother to death

The teen had left the home by the time officers arrived. Officers then searched for the boy, finding him in the neighborhood of the home, the Forth Worth Star Telegram reported.  

He was taken into custody and charged with murder. 

Authorities have not yet revealed details about the attack, what might’ve prompted it or whether there had been anyone else inside the home at the time. 

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. 

‘Our hearts go out to the victim’s family during this extremely difficult time,’ police said in their statement. 

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