Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dad arrested in death of 16-year-old son (Cleveland Heights, Ohio)

Dad CHRISTOPHER MAYS has been arrested in the death of his 16-year-old son. There is mention of a grandmother but not a mother. Is there a mother?



Cleveland Heights youth dies after being put in choke hold by father
Published: Monday, December 20, 2010, 5:49 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 10:40 AM
By Tonya Sams, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A 16-year-old Cleveland Heights youth died after an altercation with his father Sunday afternoon.

Adonis Mays and his father Christopher Mays, 34, started arguing about 4 p.m. in a bedroom on the second floor of a home in the 3400 block of Henderson Road, according to a news release from the Cleveland Heights Police.

The argument turned physical and Christopher put Adonis in a choke hold.

When Adonis fell to the floor unconscious, Christopher fled.

Adonis was found by his grandmother who then called 9-1-1. He was taken by the Cleveland Heights Fire Department Rescue Squad to Huron Road Hospital. He was pronounced dead seven minutes later.

The Cuyahoga County coroner's office is to do an autopsy Tuesday.

Christopher was arrested by Cleveland Heights Police when he returned to the house. He is currently being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail.

Christopher has not been charged, according to a Cleveland Heights police spokesperson.

Police are still investigating.