Mark Owen Young

Mark Owen YoungName: Mark Owen Young
Died: September 17, 2001
Age at death: 11
Cause of death: Murder (Poisoning, Drowning)
Location: Consett, England, UK

Details:
When Mark was five years old, he hated bubbles on the surface of the water in the toilet, and he watched a "Fireman Sam" video repeatedly–but only on rewind.

His mother quit her job as an occupational therapist to take care of him.

On the day of his death, his mother gave him an overdose of medication, took some herself, and slashed both their wrists. When this didn't kill them, she took Mark to a nearby bridge, pushed him off, and jumped after him. Both died on impact.

Because of the medication overdose, Mark was probably semiconscious when his mother killed him.

References:
Mother killed herself and son
A Mother's Last, Terrible Act of Love
Despair of mother in fatal leap with son

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