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12-year-old boy admits to hoaxing mother's death, accidentally shooting her

A 12-year-old boy "unintentionally" shot and killed his mother after police said he first told a made-up story about how she died over the weekend. I acknowledged that

On Saturday, Alabama police responded to her 911 call and found a 29-year-old woman dead in her home, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Stated.

A woman identified as Ayobiyi Cook was shot shortly after midnight at her home in Forestdale, north of Birmingham.

In an initial statement, police said a man was seen fleeing the house where Cook's body was found, prompting a 911 call. Authorities believe there was no forced entry into the home and were asking anyone with knowledge of the crime at the time to provide additional details.

However, police later issued a second statement that investigators found the account of the incident provided by Cook's 12-year-old son "impossible."

} "During an investigation, sheriff's detectives were able to determine that the victim's 12-year-old son unintentionally fired a gun and attacked and killed his mother," the statement said. increase.

"The child originally made up a story that the detectives deemed impossible," the statement said. "The child eventually gave a true account of what happened."

Evidence gathered at the scene corroborated the child's second story, suggesting that the shooting was not intentional. I have proved to the authorities that I did not. The boy and his family are cooperating with the authorities, and the crime is handled through the family court system. Undisclosed children remain with the family.

"This crime is a tragedy for the Cook family and the entire community," the sheriff added.

Cook's husband, Juan Cooke, who was known as "Yo" or "Yo Yo", shared details on her Facebook about his wife's arrangement.

"Orange was Yeo's favorite color, so wear it to celebrate her life," he wrote, her funeral being held on her August 12th. increase.

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