Medical examiner rules death of 12-year-old Stamford boy a suicide

The state medical examiner has ruled the death of a 12-year-old Stamford boy a suicide and not as a result of the "Choking Game," as his parents claim. The death of seventh-grader Evan O'Connor has

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Feb 17, 2006, 11:58 PM

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Medical examiner rules death of 12-year-old Stamford boy a suicide
The state medical examiner has ruled the death of a 12-year-old Stamford boy a suicide and not as a result of the "Choking Game," as his parents claim.
The death of seventh-grader Evan O'Connor has received national attention after the boy's parents said his death was a result of a game in which kids asphyxiate themselves to get high. And while psychology experts say the game is growing in popularity, the medical examiner disputes that it played a role in O'Connor's death.
The examiner says the report is based partly on evidence at the scene and police reports. The O'Connor family has challenged the ruling, which will be reviewed by the examiner and colleagues. Police are continuing their own investigation.
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