Mother heartbroken as she was unable to save son

In a tragic case, a paralysed wheelchair-bound mother in UK saw her 12-year old prankster 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 yesterday.

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 fetch a larger knife while he continued to choke.

Paramedics tried to save the life of the schoolboy, also called Isaac, but he was declared dead at hospital.

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