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A nine-year-old girl hanged herself over the weekend in her family's New York apartment after her mother reportedly told her not to be on her cellphone.
Heaven Vega died on Saturday after she tied a belt around her neck and hanged herself from her bed, according to the New York Post.
The child's body was found by her mother, Jennifer, inside their Bronx River Houses home on E 174th St near Bronx River Avenue in Soundview.
Nine-year-old Heaven Vega (pictured) was found dead in her bedroom on Saturday. Police said Heaven hanged herself at her Bronx home after her mother told her it was too early for her to be on her cellphone
The horrified mother immediately called 911 as one of her sons administered CPR on Heaven until first responders arrived to the scene.
Paramedics rushed Heaven to St Barnabas Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A neighbor told the Post that Heaven and her mother got into a disagreement over her phone usage earlier that morning.
'Apparently the girl woke up, and she wanted to get the phone to go on YouTube,' the neighbor said.
'But the mother told her, no, it was too early in the morning,' the neighbor added.
Another neighbor told the Post that Heaven was the youngest of four siblings.
The horrified mother immediately called 911 as one of her sons administered CPR on Heaven until first responders arrived to the scene of their Bronx River Houses home on E 174th St near Bronx River Avenue in Soundview (pictured). Heaven was pronounced dead at a local hospital
Zoraida Irizarry said: 'I don’t get it. She always had a smile on her face. I only ever saw her happy.'
According to Irizarry, Heaven's devastated mother is blaming herself for her daughter's death.
Authorities do not believe there was any criminality involved.
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