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    6 year old girl's death ruled suicide

    An extremely sad story, this child hung herself, supposedly on purpose.
    In the comments, I read speculation that suicide was because she was overweight.

    http://www.katu.com/news/81107137.html

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    How terribly tragic. 6 yrs old. That is almost too hard to fathom. And to think it could have been because she was teased.
    My niece is turning 6 and starting school and I worry about her because she is overweight thanks to her parents who feed her McDonalds morning and night. She has been pretty isolated from other kids her age and I fear once she gets into school she is going to be made fun of for her weight and because she is so shy. I remember when I was in elementary school sadly the kids who were overweight were often made fun of and ostracized. I can't imagine how it is today with kids developing a self awareness at younger and younger ages.
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    What a SHAME. Rest in Peace Samantha.

    God Bless her 3 sisters and watch over them and this family.

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    How does a 6 year old know how to hang herself?

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    Easy for me to quarterback, but I would bet accidental death is closer to the truth than suicide. I mean, yes she perhaps killed herself, but I refuse to believe that a 6 year old has the capacity to understand that her actions were going to cause death...have you ever tried to talk to a child of that age on what death is???

    I am with the people making comments that an unattended autistic child hanging herself is definitely cause for checking and rechecking what happened here....JMO
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    Editor’s Note: The original story incorrectly identified Samantha as being autistic with physical disabilities. It reported on a 2008 incident at the Kuberski home that allegedly involved Samantha. That report was based on the reporter/editor team’s reading of public documents plus statements from neighbors. However, after publication on Saturday, authorities reported that the disabled girl involved in that 2008 incident was one of Samantha’s sisters. That portion of the story has been deleted at the request of the Kuberski family, but reader comments referring to it remain in place below.

    http://www.newsregister.com/article/...abeled+suicide
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    My God.
    I have to go with what Believe said, maybe she did intend to hang herself, but it was likely in the way that kids that age pack their bags and "run away".
    I don't believe that at 6 she could understand the permanency of her actions.

    I hope her family moves forward as well as they can. Losing a child is hard enough, but losing one this way is almost unthinkable.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    Easy for me to quarterback, but I would bet accidental death is closer to the truth than suicide. I mean, yes she perhaps killed herself, but I refuse to believe that a 6 year old has the capacity to understand that her actions were going to cause death...have you ever tried to talk to a child of that age on what death is???

    I am with the people making comments that an unattended autistic child hanging herself is definitely cause for checking and rechecking what happened here....JMO
    I agree, believe. I think it's even more sensationalist than usual for the media to call this a suicide.

    Whatever you call it, I hope this child has some peace....clearly her family isn't going to have any for a long long time.
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    How incredibly sad. My heart breaks for this child and her family. How can life be so bad at 6? I'd say I wonder how the parents didn't see signs of depression, however, I can say I know I had some form of depression as a child and hid it well. While I was always smiling on the surface, I didn't feel that way inside.

    Prayers for the family. May this child rest in peace.

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    Tragic coincidence, I guess ....I googled the little girl's name to find other info. On Dreamin Demons, it says this child's mother was listed as aunt to the baby in this horrible incident back in Feb 2008:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60364&highlight=benjamin+sargent

    I haven't looked up the original obituary yet, but a supposed copy is posted at DD by roxeegirl one month ago.

    What do you make of this? Sleuths, get to work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildTrose View Post
    How does a 6 year old know how to hang herself?
    Saw it in a movie, looked it up online...who knows. Where there's a will theres a way.


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    Wow, suicide at 6 years old? I wonder how they came to that conclusion? I would bet anything this was accidental and not suicide. I feel strongly about that because a close friend of mine had a 9 year old daughter have the same exact thing happen by accident and she survived (barely). The kids were all playing trampeze games with belts on a bunkbed and her daughter, briefly left alone by her siblings for only a matter of minutes, slipped (she'd had her feet in another set of belts) and hung herself. Her teenage brother, babysitting, found her unresponsive and did CPR until the paramedics arrived. Unfortunately the child now has brain damage and will never be 100% the way she was prior to the accident. It was an enormous tragedy for my friend and her family and the son is in counseling because of the trauma it did to him psychologically.

    I mean seriously...a 6 year old? And the neighbors report that the child was outgoing, funny and happy...I think, tragically...this was accidental. My prayers and thoughts to that entire family.

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    This is so unbelievably shocking and sad. IMO, to be that young and suicidal, something has to be going on mentally (depression, bi-polar, etc.). JMO.

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