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Girl, 7, is left brain-dead after prank where she pretended to hang herself in the family’s kitchen goes horribly wrong

March 24, 2018

precise-tuckerNew York: A Queens girl who jokingly tied a bathrobe belt around her neck — in a stunt her mom reportedly had shrugged off as “horseplay” — has died two days after the tragic stunt left her brain dead, police said.

The death of Precise Tucker, 7, of 19th Street in Ditmars, was announced by police officials Friday night.

Precise had been trying to play a joke on her mom, Purity Baldwin, Wednesday night when she tied one end of the bathrobe sash around her neck and the other around the handle of a refrigerator door, police sources had told The Post.

Baldwin, 39, a ConEd worker, told Precise to knock off the horseplay, then walked out of the kitchen, leavin the little girl still tied at the neck and munching on potato chips, the sources said.

A short time later, the little girl’s 15-year-old brother had come back into the kitchen to find Precise choking.

He summoned the mom, and together they scooped out a handful of chips that had lodged in the girl’s throat, then administered CPR until first responders arrived.

“Her mom said she had done other pranks on the family in the past that involved her being physically injured or appearing to be deceased,” a police source had said.


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