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Wednesday
Apr272011

Ohio Boy, 12, Shoots Mom's Fiance, Calls 911 

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(SUNBURY, Ohio) -- A 12-year-old boy faces murder charges after he and his mother made an emotional call to 911, telling the operator that the boy had shot his mother's fiancé.

Jeffrey Reece, 38, died Saturday after being shot at least once behind the ear with a .22 caliber rifle by the son of Wendy Boleware. The boy then called 911 after midnight on Saturday.

"I'm 12 years old. I just shot my step daddy. He was threatening me and my mom," said the blonde 12-year-old in the 911 call.

Wendy Boleware, 33, told the dispatcher that her son shot Reece twice.

On the 911 call, the boy can be heard comforting his sobbing mother who is screaming.

"Oh my God! Oh my God!" said Wendy Boleware in the 911 call. "I can't believe this. What's going to happen to my son?"

The boy can be heard telling his mother over the 911 call, "He was threatening us. Nothing's going to happen."

Boleware told the dispatcher that Reece told both her and their son that their life was in danger.

"He said, y'all need to get the F out of here," said Boleware in the 911 call. "I can't believe this. This is my baby and my fiance."

Police found Reece in a pool of blood at the home the couple shared. He was rushed to Grant Medical Center where he died later Saturday night. Police said that the weapon the boy used belonged to Reece.

Reece's brother, Jerry, is still unaware of the death because he is on a honeymoon in Hong Kong and no one has been able to reach him, Reece's cousin Rachelle Wilson told ABC News.com. He isn't due back until May 3. The coroner wants to release Reece's body to his brother, holding up the family's ability to plan a funeral, Wilson said.

Wilson said that the family has never seen Reece get violent.

Wilson said that her cousin has been married before and has a 17-year-old daughter who lives in Florida. After meeting Boleware online, Reece moved to Mississippi to be with her and her son, Wilson said. They moved to Sunbury, Ohio, about six months ago. Reece referred to the boy as a stepson, the cousin said.

"He was trying to help her. He went down to Mississippi in the first place because she had threatened to kill herself," Wilson said.

Wilson claims that Boleware suffers from mental health issues. The family has yet to talk to Boleware since the shooting.

Calls to Boleware by ABC News were not returned.

Reece's family would like the middle school aged boy to be charged as an adult, but Ohio law forbids anyone under 14 from being tried as an adult.

The boy's attorney, Michael Cox, would not comment on the case at this time.

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