Samantha Kuberski: Death of 6-Year-Old a Suicide or Accident?
The Death of Six-Year-Old Samantha Kuberski Was Ruled a Suicide By Medical Examiners. Police, However, Think It Was An Accident. Can A 6-Year-Old Actually Commit Suicide?
The death of six-year-old Samantha Kuberski has been ruled a suicide.
Kuberski is considered the youngest person to ever commit suicide in Oregon. There are questions, however, as to whether Kuberski did commit suicide. Police detectives, believe the death was an accident.
How Did Samantha Kuberski Die?
On December 2, 2009, Samantha Kuberski got into a fight with her mother and was sent to her room. With the rest of her family in other parts of the house, Samatha reportedly tied a belt and a kid's blanket around her neck and onto the top railing of a crib.
Samantha was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police determined that Kuberski's parents weren't involved in her death and that Samantha showed no signs of abuse.
After the tragic death of Samantha Kuberski, some have wondered if her death should be ruled a suicide. While the medical examiner believes Kuberski tried to kill herself, police think her death was an accident, since the six-year-old didn't understand what she was doing.
Can a 6-Year-Old Commit Suicide?
This is a sticky question to say the least. Suicide among young children is exceedingly rare. Some wonder, however, if children can truly commit suicide because they don't have a true understanding of the consequences of their actions.
"Most kids this age are not aware of what death actually is," he said. "Not until they get to be 8, 9 and 10 do they understand death is final and you don't come back."