A 10-year-old from Memphis, Tennessee committed suicide after being abused by his mother on Saturday. The mother of Jaheem McKinzie reportedly informed police that her son stabbed himself in the chest with a kitchen knife after she beat and choked him with an extension cord. He was pronounced dead an hour after arriving at the hospital.
The fourth-grader’s mother Robin McKinzie is being charged with aggravated child abuse and endangerment. Her bail has been set at $100,000.
Police are still investigating the young boy’s death.