Willie Wright

Name: Willie Wright
Died: March 4, 2000
Age at death: 15
Cause of death: Suffocation during restraint
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Details:
Willie was a patient at a mental hospital when he was restrained until he stopped struggling. At that point, staff noticed he wasn’t breathing. He did not respond to CPR.

Health department officials investigated but said they “didn’t see anything wrong with how the situation was handled”.

References:
Autistic Boy Dies While Being Restrained by Attendants

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