Friday, February 2, 2007

Boy's family remembers, warns others.

Rob Wince - Team Hammer House

NEWARK — With apple pie in his stomach and plans to see a movie with his family, Wednesday night was shaping up nicely for Cayden Wince-Prior. Things took a tragic and unexpected turn when his parents found their 12-year-old son hanging in the basement of their Newark home.

Cayden’s parents never had heard of the “choking game” until their son’s death, but now they want others to know. “He is dead now,” Cayden’s father, Rob Wince, said. “There is nothing I can do about it, but I want others to know.”

He said his athletic and good-natured son never showed signs of experimenting with asphyxiating in order to get a brief high. “Cayden was a very happy, outgoing, athletic kid,” said his stepmother, Lisa Garrett, whom Cayden called “Mom.” “He had everything going for him.”

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