An 8-year-old boy, Julianni Plascencia, died Sunday, when reenacting a scene from one of his favorite movies went wrong and he hanged himself in his parents’ Stockton home.
According to NY Daily News,
“Baby-faced Julianni Plascencia loved playing football for the Stockton Bengals and was looking forward to seeing his favorite NFLer, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, play Sunday in the NFC Conference Championship Game, the boy’s father, Ronnie Plascencia.
But the bubbly child didn’t make it to game day after he used a scarf Saturday night to accidentally hang himself at the family home.”
The incident occurred, when Plascencia’s mother Ronnie left Julianni in the care of his 14-year-old brother while she departed to run some errands.
“He said, ‘I’m going to hang myself,’ but he didn’t say it like he was serious, so my older son told him to quit playing around,” Ronnie recalls the event. “He could hear him playing in the other room, but then he realized it had been quiet for a little while.”
When his older brother went to check on Julianni, he found his baby brother slumped over near his parents’ closet, with “one side of a scarf tied around his neck and the other end to a doorknob.”
“He must of been reenacting something he saw on TV — He probably knew it was dangerous, but not the severity of trying it out,” Mrs. Plascencia said.
The Plascencia family remained strong by the boy’s side for the next several hours after he slipped into a coma. When the family stepped out for a brief moment to discuss plans, young Julianni passed away, leaving the California family absolutely devastated.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Plascencia family. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie