I woke up this morning to hear Boxer Mike Tyson's daughter 4 year-old daughter died from accidentally hanging herself. Wow. I was aware there was an accident yesterday and that Exodus Tyson was on life support, but the news of her death baffles me. Allegedly the "unnamed" mother sent the 7 year-old son into the "playroom" to check on his sister and discovered her hanging from the treadmill. Her neck was tangled in the treadmill's cord. The Phoenix police claim there's no foul play in this bizarre accident and that's a relief. However, I can't seem to shake my curiosity. I want to know how something like this can happen? Don't get me wrong, I'm not pointing fingers or sharing any type of disbelief, but I would like more specifics to the details of this tragedy. How did a 4 year-old walk into a playroom, get her neck tangled in a cord and then hang? The family and police have to know the news of a child's accidental hanging from a treadmill leaves one saddened and quite baffled.
Keith Josef Adkins is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and social commentator.