An unusual case of self-inflicted death in childhood.


The authors report the details of the case of a ten year old boy whose self-inflicted death by gunshot featured the involvement of a nine year old companion. The authors examine the material from the viewpoints of a possible case of suicide, of a certain case of violent death, and of a case with repercussions on the other child and the community.

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@article{Eth1984AnUC, title={An unusual case of self-inflicted death in childhood.}, author={Spencer Eth and Robert S. Pynoos and Gabrielle A. Carlson}, journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior}, year={1984}, volume={14 3}, pages={157-65} }