6-Year-Old Kills Herself After Being Sent to Room

She's the youngest person to commit suicide in Oregon
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2010 1:16 PM CDT
Samantha Kuberski, 6, is the youngest person to ever kill herself in Oregon history.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Oregon’s medical examiner has concluded that 6-year-old Samantha Kuberski intentionally committed suicide, making her the youngest person ever to kill herself in the state. The first-grader hanged herself in December with a belt from an unused crib, after being sent to her room for arguing with her mother, AOL News reports. But local police are still investigating, unconvinced that the girl understood what she was doing.

“The disagreement is a little more philosophical than it is material,” a police captain explained. “It's not that we disagree with the mechanics of what happened.” The state’s medical examiner made the ruling after hearing that the girl had said she had threatened to kill herself when sent to her room, and had recently been warned not to play with a belt around her neck.

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