An eight-year-old New Hampshire boy was hospitalized after a teenager allegedly used a rope to hang him from a tree, leaving horrific injuries on the child’s neck.
Quincy was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center on August 28 for treatment to his bloody and badly bruised neck.
His mother, Cassandra, wrote on Facebook that a 14-year-old boy was to blame for her son’s injuries.
Eight-year-old Quincy, of New Hampshire, was hospitalized after a teenager allegedly used a rope to hang him from a tree, leaving horrific injuries (pictured) on the child’s neck
‘So my son is being flown to Dartmouth after a 14 year old kid decided to hang him from a tree. I don’t care if this was a so called accident or not.
‘My son almost died because of some little sh** teenage kids,’ she wrote last month.
Quincy’s grandmother, Lorrie Slattery, told Valley News that her grandson and a group of teenagers were playing in a yard in their neighborhood around 5pm on August 28.
She said the teens started calling Quincy racial slurs because he’s biracial. She said they also started throwing sticks and rocks at his legs.
Slattery said some or all of the teens then stepped up on a picnic table and grabbed a nearby rope that had been part of a tire swing.
‘The (teenagers) said, “Look at this,” supposedly putting the rope around their necks,’ Slattery told the Valley News.
‘One boy said to (her grandson), “Let’s do this,” and then pushed him off the picnic table and hung him.’
But according to the 14-year-old, the kids were playing and ‘it was an accident’. However, Slattery said she believes it was an ‘intentional’ act.
Quincy’s mother said the reason she shared the photos (above) of her son’s badly cut neck was because she wanted to ‘show this country that racism does in fact still exist’. Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase said officials are still investigating the incident
Quincy’s mother said the reason she shared the photos of her son’s badly cut neck was because she wanted to ‘show this country that racism does in fact still exist’.
‘That it is still so alive that our children are living in a world of hate.
‘Being exposed to all types of hatred. It truly saddens me that even in a city so small, racism exists,’ she wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Quincy was released from the hospital and is currently recovering from his injuries.
Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase said officials are still investigating the incident and wouldn’t release any more details.