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10-year-old Indiana boy charged in father’s death

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MARION, Ind. — A 10-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his father in the chest has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Officials offered no motive and few details about the slaying in Fairmount, a town of 3,100 about 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The fifth-grader, charged Monday in juvenile court, was being held in a detention center.

"The charge speaks for itself," said James Luttrull Jr., chief deputy prosecutor for Grant County. "It's an appropriate charge based on all the circumstances." He refused to elaborate.

Wayne Salyers Sr., 36, was found dead in the boy's bedroom Friday night by officers responding to a 911 call, police said.