Gloucestershire Coroner rules the death of Cain Westcarr, 12, from Gloucester, was accidental
"Popular and articulate" 12-year-old Cain Westcarr died as a result of an accident, a coroner ruled today.
Gloucester Coroner's Court heard the youngster was found hanged in his bedroom at his Seymour Road home, in Gloucester, on June 17 last year.
He had rowed with his mum earlier that day over his mobile phone. But his mum Veronica Lee told the inquest said: "I don't think he would have wanted to kill himself. I think he wanted to live, I don't think he wanted to die."
Assistant deputy coroner Tom Osborne ruled from the evidence Cain had not intended to kill himself on June 17 last year.
Mr Osborne described the argument as one hundreds of thousands of families would have daily.
He said: "I think when considering the nature of this young man, the difficulties he had and his personality, then it is more likely than not, it was a cry for help or to scare people and his mum, that resulted in his unfortunate death."
He told his mum she should be very proud of the boy who was described as popular and articulate by a staff member at Beaufort Community School in Tuffley.
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