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March 12, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Columbian Basin Herald: Boy shot parents after being grounded

The 14-year-old Moses Lake boy arrested in the shooting of his parents over the weekend apparently was angry because he had been grounded and wasn’t allowed to play video games or use other electronic devices, according to a story in the Columbia Basin Herald.

The boy had been given detention time at school so his parents grounded him, according to court documents and the newspaper’s story.

From the Columbia Basin Herald story:

The boy allegedly broke into a gun cabinet, took an unloaded .22 caliber pistol, loaded it, walked into his parents’ bedroom and shot them, according to the incident report compiled by the Moses Lake Police Department . . . (The boy) told investigating detectives he thought he would be able to do whatever he wanted if his parents were dead, the report said.

The victims have been identified as Elizabeth Brooks, 39, and Jonothan Brooks, 38, according to the newspaper report. Elizabeth Brooks was shot in the face and in one hand and Jonothan Brooks was shot in the head. Their conditions haven’t been released, but they were taken to a hospital outside the area, according to authorities.

The boy’s grandparents and other relatives showed up at his first court appearance. Bail was set at $500,000.

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