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An 11-year-old boy hanged by his mother was “probably sedated” before he died, according to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.
Andrew Hassler and his mother, Kim Hassler, 48, were found dead April 15, both hanged inside a Point Place garage. A toxicology report that was released Friday shows that both had diphenhydramine, an antihistamine, in their systems when they died.
The ruling calls the Hassler youth’s death a homicide and his mother’s death a suicide.