Boy, 11, guns down girl, 8, over puppy

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AN 11-year-old boy faces a mur­der charge af­ter wit­nesses say he killed his eight-year-old neigh­bour be­cause she would not let him see her puppy.

Latasha Dyer said her daugh­ter McKayla was play­ing out­side when the boy next door asked to see the puppy.

When McKayla told the boy “no”, he shot her.

Jef­fer­son County Sher­iff Bud McCoig said the boy used his fa­ther’s 12-gauge shot­gun to shoot McKayla from in­side his home.

Po­lice called to the scene in White Pine, Ten­nessee, found McKayla slumped on the ground with a chest wound.

She was pro­nounced dead at a nearby hos­pi­tal.

Ms Dyer said McKayla was “a mommy’s girl” who “could al­ways make you smile”.

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