U.S.

10-year-old boy commits suicide by stabbing himself with knife because his mother choked him for misbehaving

By Mason White 9:54 AM November 1, 2017
Robin McKinzie
Robin McKinzie
By: Emily Lewis  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A mother in Tennessee was arrested for severely abusing her son, leading to the boy taking his own life.

Memphis police officers were called to a house in Shady Vista Dr. after 10-year-old Jaheem McKinzie stabbed himself with a knife.

Jaheem, who was a fourth-grader at the Cornerstone Denver Prep., was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

During the investigation, the boy’s mother, Robin, admitted to police that she disciplined her son just before he killed himself.

The mother said that she hit her son with an extension cord and choked him as a form of discipline because he was misbehaving.

According to police, the boy was angry over his mother’s actions and when she allowed him to leave, he ran to the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and stabbed himself in the chest.

McKinzie was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse and endangerment. She has not been charged with causing Jaheem’s death.