Hansel Cunningham

Name: Hansel Cunningham
Died: Nov. 20, 2005
Age at death: 30
Cause of death: Suffocation during restraint
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois, USA

Hansel Cunningham lived at a group home and communicated by sign language. When he tried to go into the kitchen, a staff member tried to restrain him. He bit them and they called the police, who used a taser and pepper spray while restraining Mr. Cunningham. He ran away from them and into the back yard, where he was pinned down and injected with a sedative. He died of suffocation.

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