3-year-old Cleburne Boy Dies in Accidental Hanging

A 3-year-old Cleburne boy will be buried Wednesday, days after he died in an accidental hanging. A woman called police frantically Saturday night when she found that her son, Heath Lawson Bullard Jr., was not breathing, Lt. Tim Jones of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office told WFAA-TV (Channel 8)."It appears the child was strangled with something in the house accidentally," Jones told the station."I cannot imagine how they feel. I really couldn't," he said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner ruled Heath's death an accidental hanging. He died Sunday night, according to records. Sources told WFAA that a cord from window blinds played a role in his death. That would mark the 11th such death this year nationwide, and the 40th in Texas since 1980, according to Linda Kaiser with Parents For Window Blinds Safety. A child in the Houston area also died from a window cord related incident in the last seven days, she said. Parents For Window Blinds Safety pushes for cordless blinds and keeps a list of safe products. "My heart always sinks for any parent that has to go through this tragedy," Kaiser told WFAA.  Continue reading...

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