A Memphis woman is in jail after admitting to choking and beating her 10-year-old son with an extension cord, but she claims that her son took his own life by stabbing himself in the chest with a kitchen knife.
WMC Action News reports that officers were called to the apartment of Robin McKinzie Monday, October 30, 2017. There they found the body of 10-year-old Jaheem McKinzie. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead.
McKinzie told police during the investigation that she was disciplining her son when she beat and choked him with the extension cord.
In anger, the 10-year-old ran into the kitchen and proceeded to stab himself in the chest. McKinzie is charged with aggravated child abuse and child endangerment. She does not face charges in the death of her son.
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