Died: September 13, 2014
Cause of death: Murder (pushed from 9th story window)
Location: "Block 815 in Tampines Avenue 4", Singapore
This little boy was part of a family described by a neighbor as "private" and "quiet". He had a 12-year-old brother and he lived with his parents and grandparents. His first name is unknown, but his surname was Zhang.
Neighbors had been hearing the boy's mother scolding him and the boy crying daily--the mother would curse, and then the boy would cry inconsolably for twelve hours.
His mother, believing him to be the source of all her problems, decided to kill him. She told him to stand on a stool by the kitchen window, to look out and try to see if his grandmother was coming home. Then she grabbed his legs and pushed him through the window.
A neighbor saw the boy on the windowsill and at first thought that he was misbehaving--but then she saw the mother push the boy out the window. The boy was found dead on the ground below the kitchen window of his 9th-floor apartment. Shortly thereafter, his mother was arrested and charged with murder.
The killer pleaded guilty to culpable homicide and was sentenced to five years in jail.
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