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Ohio boy admits killing mom in fight over chores

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — An Ohio boy admitted he fatally shot his mother in the head with a rifle when he was 10 after what a relative described as an argument over chores.

The boy, now 13, entered the equivalent of a guilty plea Monday in juvenile court.

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In January 2011, the boy went to a neighbor’s house, called 911, and told the dispatcher he had shot his mother at their home in rural Holmes County.

Defense attorney Andy Hyde said the boy lived in an emotionally abusive environment, was provoked by his mother’s screaming, and ‘‘just snapped.’’

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