A young British man stabbed himself to death thinking that he was wearing a stab-proof vest.
Jordan Easton, 22, was in his parents’ friend’s kitchen on August 23, 2017 when he took a knife to his own chest.
“While in the kitchen, he took hold a knife to demonstrate it was stab-proof and sadly realized it wasn’t the case,” assistant coroner Karin Welsh said during a court hearing.
”Despite the best efforts of the medical professionals, they were unable to save him,” said Welsh
He suffered a chest wound, and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, UK. The young man never intended to harm himself, but things took a tragic turn from there.
Though a police investigation was launched, there was no further action due to the fact that Jordan’s death was “self-inflicted”.
There were several witnesses during the incident and Jordan’s family had been spoken to.
Detective Superintendent Ted Butcher from Cleveland Police’s major investigation team said that Jordan did a “boisterous” act which led to his death.
Jordan’s mother, Alison Price, said in court that what her son did was “out of character,” and that it would hard to believe he would consciously do that. The mother said, “It’s more possible if it was bravado, showing off in front of lads, but where a mother and a young girl were, it’s out of character for him. I can’t absorb it.”
After Jordan’s tragic death, friends and family remembered him as a young man who was always smiling and had a “golden heart”.
His death was tagged as a “misadventure”, which happens when a person embarks on a course of action but does not intend the consequences.