California Boy, 12, Dies Playing 'Choking Game'

A 12-year-old California boy was strangled by a rope in his family's kitchen, apparently the latest victim of a teen fad known as "The Choking Game." Police say Erik Robinson, a sixth grader from Santa Monica, accidently killed himself while playing the "choking game," a deadly pastime in which children cut off the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain to experience a momentary euphoric buzz. Robinson, a popular 'tween known at school for often wearing sunglasses, hanged himself using a rope...Full Story
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