Boy, 1, Killed by Falling TV | NBC Chicago

Boy, 1, Killed by Falling TV

Detectives say TV weighed about 100 pounds



    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012)

    A 1-year-old boy died Tuesday after a television detectives guessed weighed about 100 pounds toppled onto him in his far south side Roseland home on Tuesday afternoon.

    Shawn Brown was taken from the home, on the 11300 block of South Edbrooke Avenue, and rushed to a hospital by a relative shortly after 1 p.m., police said.

    "The back of the tube is much bigger than the stand, so it's not stable enough because the TV was too big to be sitting on what it was sitting on. I don't know how they moved that TV off the baby," said neighbor Lolita Moore.

    The incident happened on the second floor of the boy's home. He was playing in one room, away from his mother, when the TV tipped over.

    "I never did see the baby. I didn't want to see him. They said it bust his head open. He was bleeding so much, and I don't think I could take it," said the boy's great-grandmother, Moselle Kylie.

    Incidents of TVs falling on children resulted in at least three other deaths since last fall. Gianna Hadjis, 4, of University Park was killed last month. A Hamilton Park girl, 3-year-old Shaniya Singleton, was killed in November. And a 6-year-old boy, Karl Clermont, was killed when a TV fell on his head in October.

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