1-year-old girl hangs herself while looking out window after getting tangled in string of window blinds


Window blinds (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A mother nearly fainted after finding her little girl responsive and hanging by the string of window blinds, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Basford police said that 1-year-old Tianna Mooney died while looking out the window around 7:30 p.m.

The child’s mother, Stacey Clarke, told investigators that she put her daughter to bed at 7:30 p.m. The child’s bed was near the window that had vertical blinds.

Several blinds were missing, and Mooney often stood up and looked out the window before falling asleep. 45 minutes later, Clarke went to check on her daughter and saw her standing in her bed with the string around her neck.

She picked up her daughter and ran to get help. A neighbor called an ambulance, while another tried to resuscitate Mooney.

Paramedics arrived quickly, but the child was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy revealed that Mooney died of compression of the neck consistent with hanging.