Ten-Year-Old Florida Boy Commits Suicide After Being Sent to Room

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The apartment where the boy is believed to have committed suicide.
A little after 5 p.m. yesterday, the parents of 10-year-old Tyriq Ammons sent him to his room for misbehaving. Forty-five minutes later, his mother went to check on him. She opened the door to find her son hanging from a noose fashioned out of a videogame controller. Tampa Police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide.


After the shocking discovery, the mother summoned a neighbor, who began performing chest compressions to try to revive the boy. Police arrived soon after and began CPR, but he never regained consciousness. Tampa Fire Rescue rushed the child to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Little else has been released about the case, including any possible mental health problems the boy might have had. Police say that so far the investigation and autopsy point to suicide.

Suicide at such a young age is very rare but not unheard of. Eleven 10-year-olds committed suicide in 2007, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according to the CDC.

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TaeTae
TaeTae

COMIN FROM DARNISHA'S (TYRIQS SISTER) GIRLFRIEND.. I FIRST WANT TO THANK U ALL FOR THE SUPPORT N COMFORTING COMMENTS! IT IS VERY MUCH APPREICATED FROM BOTH ME AND THE AMMONS FAMILY! THIS PAST WEEK(S) BEEN VERY HARD FOR ALL OF US! BUT MY LI BRO N LAW TYRIQ IS NOW IN GOOD HANDS! GOD WILL NOT LET HIM OR US DOWN! TYRIQ IS NOW WATCHIN OVER US N SMILIN DOWN AT EVERY MOVE/ACTION WE TAKE. HE IS TRULY MISSED BY HIS FAM. I SEE THE HURT N HIS SIBLINGS, FAM, TEACHERS N FRIENDS, I FEEL THEIR PAIN. U ARE NOW AN ANGEL TYRIQ. N IM COUNTING ON U TO STEER US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I DIDNT GET TO SPEND TO MUCH TIME WIT HIM AT ALL.. BUT I KNOW HE WILL WATCH OVA HIS SISTA AND ALSO MYSELF. U DA BABYBOY N WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY DAT NAME WITCHU & HERE. I SEE YO DAD N MOM HURTN DA MOST N DEY NEED U TO COMFROT DEM. JUST BE IN THIER PRESENCE N LET THEM KNOW.. YOU ARE RIGHT THERE. TYRIQ WAS BEAUTIFUL. EVERY PICTURE I SEE, I SEE HIS BRIGHT SMILE.. U ARE TRULY MISSED TYRIQ.. TRULY. NOW TO IM JUST SAYING: I HATE U! N DAS REAL. I BET U WONT LET US KNOW WHO YOU ARE! N IF SO PLEASE GET BOLD N DO THAT! DIS NOT SOMETHIN TO PLAY ABOUT! FUCK YO DUMB ASS! ILL GIVE U A CORD TO HANG YO BITCH ASS SELF WIT! REAL TALK. IF U WANT IT LEMME KNOW WHERE TO BRING IT TOO. ILL TIE IT FOR YO BITCH ASS TOO! U N ANYONE ELSE WHO GOT SOMTHIN TO SAY ABOUT MY BROTHA N LAW! ITS OK THOUGH.. HE IN HEAVEN N SEE DATCHU NEED HELP. FUCK U 4 TIMES BRUH!

Ddammons07
Ddammons07

I do want to Thank everyone for their love n support but as for the ignorant ass ones u can drop dead honestly...

Alpacasuitcase
Alpacasuitcase

Ddammons, God bless you & your family, JustSayin is a troll...Trollers thrive off the misery of others...IGNORE HIM. I am so sorry for you loss.

Ddammons07
Ddammons07

Thank you very much Alpacasuitcase it means alot... ImJustSaying can go fuck his self I have no remorse for the dumb ignorant asshole at all...

Ddammons07
Ddammons07

TO: IM JUST SAYING... COMING FROM TYRIQ AMMONS BIG SISTER DARNISHA AMMONS YOUR BEST BET IS TO KEEP YOUR SMART ASS REMARKS TO YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW THE PAIN AND SADDNESS THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT HAS BROUGHT UPON OUR FAMILY! YOU OBVIOUSLY IS A VERY SIMPLY MINDED INDIVIDUAL WHO DOESNT HAVE ANY KIDS TO KNOW THE TRUE MEANING OF LOSING A LITTLE ANGEL.

Lucy-Lu
Lucy-Lu

This is a sad story and the guy down there making jokes this isnt funny what if it was your child....? To the Mother of this young child im so sorry for your loss

Jennifergirl
Jennifergirl

its so sad that he did that and your right lucy lu.

Dad
Dad

From a dad, What a horrible story. No person knows what it is like to love your child, until you have them. I can't tell you where the love comes from (its well hidden inside you) but it will become evident after holding and taking care of your child. To "Im Just Saying" - you probably don't have a child to know what feelings are evoked in a parent by this story. "Taurusbybirth" is probably a parent. Understand that a good quiet person who becomes a parent can easily become a killer over defense of their child. Trust me, I could viciously slit your throat for harming my child, put my entire future and safety on the line, to defend my child. Parents understand this about each other. Don't ever f*** with someone kid.It would do you better to not make a negative remark about a story like this, or to a blogger remarking on your insensitivity.

Qwerty20111
Qwerty20111

The throat of the person you'd slit has a family too. You can't honestly say it's okay to viciously slit someone's throat over the harm of them, just saying. If you're admitting it's irrational due to love ... ok I guess ... If that scenario ever happens, both parties are just wrong.

Im Just Saying
Im Just Saying

=( you hut my feelings too

tanisha
tanisha

grow up -_-you are acting like a childI'm guessing your response to this will be...you hurt my feelingsdo us a favor, hang yourself instead

IwasJustSaying
IwasJustSaying

I have a PS3 so it wont work, Please everyone dont hurt my feelings

R. VanWinkle
R. VanWinkle

Guess he did =( Now how does that make YOU feel??

Im Just Saying
Im Just Saying

should have bought him a PS3 which comes with bluetooth wireless controllers

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