• Teen hit his mother with an exercise weight and then stabbed her multiple times
  • The woman was bleeding from the throat and ran to a neighbor's house for help
  • K9 units helped apprehend the boy and he was charged with first-degree murder

Arizona Police arrested a 13-year-old boy for allegedly stabbing his mother to death during a fight over a video game.

Mary Ainuu, 60, ran up to her neighbor’s house around 9 p.m. on Jan. 11 in Rita Ranch, Tucson. She was bleeding from cuts to her throat and said that her 13-year-old son had attacked her. The neighbors called 911 and informed them that the teen involved in the attack had fled the scene, KNXV-TV.

Medical personnel with the Tucson Fire responded to the scene and rendered first-aid to the victim. They rushed Ainuu to a local hospital with multiple stab wounds but the woman succumbed to her injuries.

Aided by K9 units, authorities were able to apprehend the boy a few blocks away from the house. The suspect confessed that he had been getting into trouble with his mother for playing video games when he wasn’t supposed to. On the day of the incident, the teen had argued about video games with his mother, the outlet reported.

The boy told the officers that he went to the kitchen and sharpened a butcher knife. He then went to the living room where his mother was sitting and hit her in the head with a five-pound exercise weight. When she tried to escape, the boy stabbed her multiple times.

According to court documents obtained by KOLD, the 13-year-old grabbed a backpack from his room after the attack and fled the scene. He told the investigators that he was wearing gloves during the attack and threw the knife in someone else’s backyard.

Investigators found the weight used in the attack inside the house and the gloves with the boy. The suspect had an injury on his forearm which he said happened during the attack.

The underage boy has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Last week, a Michigan man was arrested for allegedly strangling his boyfriend following an argument over a popular team-based shooter game. When officers responded to the scene, the man confessed to being in a fight with his boyfriend. He was charged with second-degree murder.

Crime scene police line | Representational Image
Crime scene police line | Representational Image GETTY IMAGES / SCOTT OLSON