JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in central Illinois say an 11-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder following the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old woman.
The boy was charged as a juvenile on Monday. Authorities have declined to release his name.
The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reports Brenda L. Schaad was pronounced dead around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The relationship between the boy and woman was unclear.
Mason County Sheriff Wayne Youell says she died of a single gunshot wound.
The shooting happened about 30 miles north of Jacksonville.
Information from: Jacksonville Journal-Courier, http://www.journal-courier.net