discovering that their son had killed himself. It was gathered that the
teenager killed himself after his parents seized his Ipad.
Ceri Sheehan had argued that he needed to keep his iPad but gave it up
before going to bed, something his father Michael Sheehan said was ‘not
after receiving a message from one of his friends, who was worried about
something to finish’ before going out to the garden, where he hanged
noticed anything unusual about him on June 11, last year, the day before
he found his body.
Ceri if he wanted to go out to eat but he said he’d prefer to stay in.
He spent most of the evening in his bedroom.’
Ceri’s mother, Rhian Roberts, agreed it was a good method to stop him
from going to bed late.
“oh you don’t understand” but I didn’t think anything of it at the
paintballing with the day before, stating he was worried about him.
ambulance to arrive at the home in St Albans, Hertfordshire, but it soon
became clear Ceri was already dead.
Ceri’s death was asphyxia. Police officers examined Ceri’s computer and
phone and discovered he had been messaging his friend with his phone
the evening before he was found dead.
which worried him before embarking on the tragic mission. The inquest
in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, heard that the teenager had been suffering
from depression and had attempted suicide with an overdose of pills a
had diagnosed him with depression, ADHD, and Asperger’s Syndrome.
death of our son and only child Ceri. It was an impulsive act that we
are trying to understand but will never come to terms with.
tragically took his own life. He was a pupil at St Columba’s College, St
Albans and we are grateful to school staff for understanding and
supporting his condition.
his hobby for photography into an embryonic business. It is tragic that a
bright, kind and caring boy, with so much potential, was unable to see a
future for himself.