Surveillance footage captured 15-year-old Texas boy beating mother to death, police say

50-year-old woman found dead when McKinney police arrived at home


MCKINNEY, Texas – A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder Sunday after surveillance footage captured him beating his mother to death in a North Texas home, according to police.

McKinney police arrived at the home around 1 a.m. when they found the mother, Stacy Ellen Barney, 50, dead inside. Officers said the teenager’s father originally called the police.

Home security video allegedly captured the teen attacking Barney inside the family home, police said.

The boy was arrested in the area during a search, according to investigators. His name was not released because he’s a juvenile.

Authorities did not comment further on the circumstances surrounding the beating or the injuries Barney suffered.

In a statement, McKinney police said, “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family during this extremely difficult time.”

Officers added that the investigation is ongoing.

McKinney is about 32 miles northeast of Dallas.

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