Mother Charged After 10-Year-Old Son Fatally Stabs Himself Due to Abuse

Mother Charged After 10-Year-Old Son Fatally Stabs Himself Due to Abuse
(FreshAsFrankie) A Tennessee mother has been charged with aggravated child abuse after her 10-year-old son allegedly stabbed himself to death following a beating with an extension cord.

According to police reports, Robin McKinzie admitted to authorities she whipped her son with an extension cord and choked him as a form of punishment when the child became angry. Mckinzie told police the boy ran into the kitchen and stabbed himself.

According to Fox13, Memphis police say first responders found the boy bleeding from his chest at the family’s apartment on Saturday, October 28. Police said the boy was unresponsive when emergency crews arrived. He was rushed to a local hospital but was pronounced dead an hour later.

McKinzie’s family said the child suffered from mental health issues and the stress of raising him weighed heavily on the mother. ““She ain’t that type of person. She loves her son, and she’ll do anything for him–and he loves her,” McKinzie’s sister Tonya Bailey told WMC. “She let stuff just pile up and pile up, and as we know you should not whoop your child when you’re upset,”

McKinzie is charged with aggravated child abuse and remains in jail on $100,000 bond. However, more charges could be added pending the results of the investigation.

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Former FBI Director James Comey to Lead Lecture Series at Howard University

Former FBI Director James Comey to Lead Lecture Series at Howard University
(FreshAsFrankie) Comey will be speaking at their 2017 convocation in September, which will kick off the school year. Along with speaking at the convocation, Comey was appointed the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert King Endowed Chair in Public Policy for the University, which means he will be leading and conducting “five lectures and feature speakers that will touch on several topics.” According to Howard University, the series is “designed to foster fruitful discussion and spur meaningful interaction.”

For the position, Comey would be paid $100,000 for his work. However, he has made it clear that he would be donating the entire amount he would be compensated to a Howard scholarship fund. Comey issued a statement on being the King Chair for 2017 going into 2018, saying, “I am honored to hold the King Chair this school year. Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today. I look forward to contributing to this remarkable institution and engaging students and faculty alike.”

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