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    UK - Kye Backhouse, 13, dies of morphine OD, Cumbria, 9 Oct 2014

    A 48-year-old man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, following the discovery of the body of 'sweet' 13-year-old Kye Backhouse, at his home in Barrow, Cumbria. Kye lived there with his father, Kevin Morton. The suspect's name has not been released.

    Locals have told media that Kye was a very sweet boy, who had not attended school much because, they say, he was severely bullied at Furness Academy.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...ed-boy-4410494
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    A post mortem is being held today and so I suspect a cause of death will be announced quickly.
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    I'm not sure why the newspaper articles are concentrating so much on the bullying factor - I think that may be totally unconnected with this young boy's death.

    Does sound like there may be a backstory to this case though. Poor little lad.
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    Detectives have been granted an extension to continue questioning the 48-year-old man. He still hasn't been named.

    http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co....h_boy_s_death/
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    How sad. What a heartbreaking life this poor young man led -- bullied at school and then killed by a middle-aged adult. Why has the name of the suspect not been released? I wonder if he is the one who called LE. This gives the impression that the man didn't attempt to conceal the crime:

    Police were called to the property at 7.19am on Thursday by the ambulance service where Kye was pronounced dead at the scene.
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    http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co....h_boy_s_death/

    The man was detained on suspicion of manslaughter. Does this charge signify criminal neglect?

    Since Kye and the suspect were on the same property so early in the morning, I wonder if they were related.
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    Tribute to Kye Backhouse who died in Barrow
    13 October 2014 Last updated at 10:39 ET

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-29602412


    UPDATE: MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH DEATH OF BARROW SCHOOLBOY RELEASED ON BAIL
    Last updated at 14:53, Monday, 13 October 2014

    In a statement released on Saturday night, a Cumbria police spokeswoman said: "A 48 year old man has been released on police bail after being arrested in connection with the death of Kye Backhouse in Barrow on the 9 October 2014.

    "Police continue to carry out their investigations into this tragic event with a dedicated team of detectives, whilst specialist officers support the family of Kye.

    Read more at .....

    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/home/update...y-13-1.1167438

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    Any more news on this case? BBC said that the man (Kevin Morton) was due in court on 18th December on a charge of manslaughter, but I can't find anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller View Post
    Any more news on this case? BBC said that the man (Kevin Morton) was due in court on 18th December on a charge of manslaughter, but I can't find anything.
    A hearing has been set for March 30.

    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow...-son-1.1182652


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    Thank you- I was hoping it hasn't just disappeared from the news. Very sad.


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    Did anything happen on 30th March?


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    I do not understand how and why they continue to let people who they feel or know killed someone out on bail? I dont get it.

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    Was there a hearing? I know, it beggars belief.


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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller View Post
    Did anything happen on 30th March?


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    I haven't seen any more about the hearing. Nothing at all about this in the news.
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    He seems to taken have responsibility... also per the article he had posted on facebook previously in admittance to the accidental killing:

    A father has admitted killing his 13-year-old son by giving him a morphine tablet when the boy complained that he was feeling ill.

    Kevin Morton gave his son Kye Backhouse an extremely strong painkiller, a court heard - a mistake which he says he will 'have to try and live with it for the rest of my life'.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ne-tablet.html

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    Thanks for the info. How sad. If it's true, then I feel awful for the father - he has to live with that mistake.


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