Boy, 10, shot father dead after parents' 'ugly' divorce

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The 10-year-old son of divorced American parents shot his father dead as he was being picked up from his mother's home in Texas.

The 10-year-old son of divorced American parents shot his father dead as he was being picked up from his mother's home in Texas.

The boy allegedly used his mother's gun to shoot his father several times from the back seat. Dr Rick James Lohstroh, 41, died on the way to hospital. His ex-wife was in the house with another son, aged seven, at the time. She says she is unaware of how her elder son got hold of the weapon.

The couple's divorce was described by friends as "bitter and ugly". The boy, who cannot be identified because he is a minor, has been placed in the county's custody pending a hearing today.

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