Name: Gabriel Poirier
Died: April 17, 2008
Age at death: 9
Cause of death: Suffocation during restraint
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Gabriel was a gentle boy, though he could be loud. In class, a teacher who told him to calm down repeatedly grew frustrated with him and wrapped him in a weighted blanket and left him there for twenty minutes. By the time she checked on him, he was in a deep coma, and he died shortly thereafter.
Autistic boy likely suffocated: coroner's report