(AP) — A 14-year-old boy in Pennsylvania has been charged with fatally shooting his grandmother during an argument over school.
Hunter Riley Reeser, of Harborcreek Township, has been jailed without bond or an attorney on charges including criminal homicide and first-degree murder.
State police say he shot 60-year-old Sandra Orton in the head then called her husband Tuesday morning claiming he found the woman wounded. Police responded after Reeser called 911 and say Reeser later acknowledged shooting her.
Police say Reeser told them he shot the woman because he didn’t want to go to an unspecified school meeting.
In Pennsylvania, children must be charged as adults in murder or homicide cases, though defense attorneys can later try to move the charges to juvenile court. Erie County prosecutors say they plan to oppose that at this point.