Wheelchair-bound mother sees son hang himself

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 14:14 hrs

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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