Alabama boy, 12, admits to accidentally shooting his mom dead after initially lying to detectives

2 years ago

Forestdale news, Alabama news.

After making up a story about his mother’s death, a Forestdale boy admitted to unintentionally shooting his mother dead early Saturday.

The 12-year-old’s confession came after an initial Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office statement alleging that a man was seen running away from the victim’s residence.

But later on, it was revealed that 29-year-old Ayobiyi Cook was accidentally shot by her teen son.

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  • “The child originally fabricated a story that detectives determined was not possible,” the sheriff’s office said in a follow-up statement.

    “The child eventually gave a true account of what happened.”

    The boy is currently in the custody of family members as the investigation continues.

    “This offense is a tragedy for the Cook family and the entire community.”