Mum of Gloucester boy Cain Westcarr told the inquest into the 12-year-old Beaufort Community School pupil's death that he did not want to kill himself
MUM Veronica Lee told a coroner she did not believe her beloved son Cain Westcarr wanted to kill himself.
Speaking through tears, she said the 12-year-old, had 'wanted to live.'
Yesterday, assistant deputy coroner Tom Osborne ruled his death was accidental.
He told his mum she should be very proud of her son who was described by Beaufort Community School as popular and well-respected.
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Cain 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 a text message he had sent someone.
His mum told Gloucester Coroner's Court: "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."
Her comments were echoed by family support worker, Jackie Geaches, who worked with Cain while he was at St Paul's Primary School.
She said: "I felt he came across as one of the lads, but was actually a very shy boy who worked hard at trying to fit in. He was quite often in trouble, but usually for defending someone else."
She added in a statement his shy manner could be misunderstood as attitude.
"Below that exterior you found a very caring young man," she said.
"Ï did not believe it when I was told what had happened. I do not believe for one minute he would have wanted to take his life."
Coroner officer Terry Onions told the inquest Cain's mum had issues over of his mobile phone.
He said he was going to his room and was then found by a family member.
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."