UK: Wheelchair-bound woman sees son hang himself
Posted on: 03:42 PM IST Jan 18, 2013
London: In a tragic case in UK, a paralysed wheelchair-bound mother saw her 12-year old son hang himself to death before her eyes and she couldn't reach up to save him.
Marlowe Isaac Myers, a 'happy' schoolboy and a well-known prankster, may have been trying to play a joke on his mother that went wrong, an inquest heard on Thursday.
The boy was found hanging from a kitchen coat hook in his Cambridge home with the zip of his fastened jacket compressed against the front of his neck.
Police officers investigating his death found a chair beside the hook, perhaps suggesting that he could have tried to wear his coat while it was still on the hook.
Nicki Myers, his 39-year old disabled mother, desperately tried to cut him down with a kitchen knife but was unable to reach him from her wheelchair and had to go and fetch a larger knife as he continued to choke.
Paramedics tried to save the life of the schoolboy, but he was declared dead at the hospital.
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