The seven-year-old Cardiff girl died after her hooded sweatshirt hit a door handle and strangled her to death.

Seven-year-old Kimora Zondo died at her home in Roath (pictured), Cardiff, after she was strangled by her hooded sweatshirt when she was trapped in a door handle

A seven-year-old girl died after she was strangled by her hooded sweatshirt when she was trapped on the doorknob of her home in Cardiff.

Kimora Zondo was found by her nine-year-old brother after her mother, Vonnie Dube, asked her to keep an eye on her after she woke up from a nap on March 7.

The boy told his mother that Kimora was "pretending to be sleepy," but when Ms. Dube tickled her feet and armpits, there was no response.

After arriving home from Albany Elementary School, Kimora had changed from her school uniform to a pink hoodie from H & M, she found out about Pontypridd Coroners & Court.

It is unclear how the hood got caught in the door handle.

Seven-year-old Kimora Zondo died at her home in Roath (pictured), Cardiff, after she was strangled by her hooded sweatshirt when she was trapped in a door handle

Seven-year-old Kimora Zondo died at her home in Roath (pictured), Cardiff, after she was strangled by her hooded sweatshirt when she was trapped in a door handle

The South Wales police opened an investigation into the death of Kimora, who interviewed his older brother twice and asked him how he had found his sister.

A post-mortem examination was carried out that determined the cause of Kimora's death as a pressure on the neck caused by a ligature.

Police and forensic pathologists conducted a series of recreations of how the incident had been described, with a mannequin of the same height and weight as Kimora with replicas of his hooded sweatshirt.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Richard Jones said: "I still worry about how Kimora hung on the door handle in the hallway because of the lack of space there and the impossibility of it happening by accidentally passing through the past, for example.

"If I asked the question" is it possible for a child wearing a hood to hang on that handle in the manner suggested by his brother? "Then yes, it is possible, but I do not know how he got to that position.

In the investigation, it was heard that Ms. Dube told her children to continue with their homework before falling asleep at their home in Roath around 5 p.m. When he woke up, he realized that something was wrong with his daughter.

In a statement read in court, Ms. Dube said: "We were telling him to wake up, otherwise he would take the watch off, but there was no movement, so I asked him [her brother] bring her closer and he took her hands.

"He checked his wrists and I shook and tickled his armpits and feet because he was sensitive there but he did not do anything."

She was found by her nine-year-old brother who told his mother, Vonnie Dube, that she was "pretending to be sleepy." She had put on a pink H & M hoodie after arriving home from Albany Primary School, pictured

She was found by her nine-year-old brother who told his mother, Vonnie Dube, that she was "pretending to be sleepy." She had put on a pink H & M hoodie after arriving home from Albany Primary School, pictured

She was found by her nine-year-old brother who told his mother, Vonnie Dube, that she was "pretending to be sleepy." She had put on a pink H & M hoodie after arriving home from Albany Primary School, pictured

Kimora's aunt, 16, tried to revive her before the ambulance teams arrived and took her to the hospital. She was declared dead at 8.06 p.m. The same day.

When asked if he wanted to see his daughter, Ms. Dube said: "No, I want you to wake up."

Continuing with her statement about her "loving" daughter, Ms. Dube said: "I would say that I was a happy baby and I do not understand how this happened.

"She was always loud and sometimes we could hear her outside so if something happened, why did not she scream or make noise?"

Upon reaching its conclusion, Assistant Medical Examiner Nadim Bashir expressed his condolences to the Kimora family.

He added: "There is simply no evidence of how she was trapped by the hoodie on the door handle.

& # 39; I found the account given to the police by [her brother] it's consistent with finding your sister in the way she described and consistent with the evidence I heard this morning. Nothing suggests that their accounts were false or partially false.

& # 39; Given the circumstances, the only possible explanation that can be given in this case was a hole in the hooded sweatshirt and Kimora was in the hall with the head near the handle to allow it to be trapped in the handle, could not letting go of herself in the second would take away consciousness, and death quickly after that & # 39;

Mr. Bashir recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

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