Police: Boy fatally shot grandparents after they called his mom a 'whore'

Zachary James Proper, 13, taken into custody


Police say a 13-year-old told them he fatally shot his grandparents in their Pennsylvania home because he was upset that they called his mother a whore.

Police said Zachary James Proper, of Oil City, would be charged, but provided few details, The Derrick in Oil City reported.

A criminal complaint charged that Proper shot his grandmother, Dorothy Fross, and step-grandfather, George Fross, at their home in Sandycreek Township about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sandycreek Township is about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Calls to the boy's parents and a defense attorney listed in court papers were not immediately returned.

The boy has been arraigned and ordered held without bond, which is standard in homicide cases in Pennsylvania.


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