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Florida man accused of killing mother, dog after watching YouTube videos that made him paranoid

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 11:52:27-04

OCKLAWAHA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a man claiming to be paranoid killed his mother and their dog and then set their home on fire.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office told news outlets 22-year-old Colby Larue was charged with murder and arson Wednesday.

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The Ocala Star Banner says Larue walked into a sheriff's office and confessed to Sgt. Mike Mongeluzzo and Detective John Lightle.

Larue told officers he was watching YouTube videos that made him paranoid that someone was going to harm his mother. He grabbed a gun and shot his mother when she came downstairs. He then shot the dog and set the house on fire.

An arrest report says Larue got in a row boat and crossed the lake near his house before running through the woods and turning himself in.