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Mother Claims 10-Year-Old Son Fatally Stabbed Himself After She Choked And Beat Him With An Extension Cord — Video

Memphis police are investigating the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy that reportedly stabbed himself to death after his mother beat him with an extension cord and choked him.

Police were called to an apartment complex on Saturday to find 10-year-old Jaheim McKinzie unresponsive and bleeding from the chest. Jaheim was pronounced dead less than an hour later at a local hospital.

The arrest affidavit stated that his mother, Robin McKinzie, told police she was whipping her son with an extension cord and choking him when he ran into the kitchen and stabbed himself with a knife.

Neighbors that saw Jaheim on Saturday before the tragic incident stated that they saw him throwing rocks at the window of an apartment building. The boy was then called inside by his mother. Just ten minutes later, his mother was spotted running out of her apartment and screaming for help. 

Robin told police officers that her son became angry while being disciplined and ran into the kitchen and stabbed himself with a kitchen knife. 

Neighbors are shocked over the death of the young boy. A close friend of Robin's revealed that the mother had become rather distant over the past year. She stated, "All I can say is that she was a good mother, and her son was her life. Her son was her life."

Police report McKinzie was the child’s only parent.

The Memphis woman is being held on an aggravated child abuse charge and a $100,000 bond.

Memphis rapper Yo Gotti, who grew up in the same Frayser apartment complex where 10-year-old Jahiem McKinzie allegedly stabbed himself, has offered to pay for the child's funeral service. 

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Gotti heard the news about Jaheim's death over the weekend while on tour in Miami.  The rapper's manager, Artemis "Peppa" Williams, stated, "The little boy died in a tragic situation and Gotti wants to help. Gotti will forever claim Ridgecrest and look out for his people."

Latasha Richman, an aunt to Jahiem, said she was grateful to Gotti for offering to help with funeral expenses for her nephew. 

Richman said, "Words can't express how I feel about it. It is truly a blessing because we didn't know how we were going to do everything because it is something that took us by surprise and we are trying to be strong."  

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