January 05, 2007

Boy hangs self after seeing Saddam death

HOUSTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old Houston-area boy apparently hanged himself accidentally while mimicking Saddam Hussein's execution, police said Thursday.
Sergio Pelico's mother told authorities the boy had been watching a TV report on the execution of former Iraqi president on a Telemundo news broadcast before he hanged himself.
"It appears to be accidental," Police Lt. Tom Claunch told the Houston Chronicle. "Our gut reaction is that he was experimenting."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually a question on your Utne Reader (Jan-Feb 2007) piece. I'm fascinated by Daniel Bukvich's Symphony No. 1 (In Memoriam, Dresden, 1945). My consortium of county libraries doesn't carry it in any location; can you direct me to somewhere that might? I can always get an Interlibrary Loan, if I know where to head? Great article! Thanks so much.
San Mateo, CA