A 12-year-old boy has confessed to have accidentally shot his mother, a Nigerian woman identified as Ayobiyi Cook.
The 29-year-old registered nurse who friends called ‘Yo-Yo’, was found in the family’s 2400 block of Freemont Avenue house in Forestdale, Alabama after midnight on August 6.
According to source, the boy had initially claimed to the police that an intruder had broken into their home, shot his mother, and then and run away.
Deputy Chief, David Agee in a statement said ;
“The child originally fabricated a story that detectives determined was not possible,”
“After investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives were able to determine that the victim’s 12-year-old son unintentionally discharged a firearm striking his mother causing her death.
“After more probing, the boy finally changed his story.
“The child eventually gave a true account of what happened,”
“Evidence on the scene supports that the shooting was unintentional and the offense will be addressed through the Family Court system.”
“The family has been cooperative throughout the process and the child will remain with them.”
The funeral service for the deceased mother will be performed at the Faith Memorial Chapel in Bessmer, Alabama on August 12, 2022