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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child ...Or He'll Shoot You

(CBS)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (CBS/AP) Parents should think twice about grounding their kids after reading this story.

A police report made public Monday says a 10-year-old New Mexico boy, accused of fatally shooting his father, says he did so because his father was punishing him.

Police allege the boy shot 42-year-old Bryon Hilburn with a rifle in front of the boy's 6-year-old sister and then flagged down an officer outside the family's home in Belen, just south of Albuquerque.

Investigators with the Belen Police Department on Monday turned over to the district attorney's office the report and other evidence gathered at the family's home after the Aug. 27 incident.

District Attorney Lemuel Martinez says his office has 60 days to review the case and determine whether to file charges against the boy in juvenile court. Martinez declined to discuss any details of the case.

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