Azriel Estabrooks: Parents Of Girl Who Choked To Death At Party Sue Host Parents For Wrongful Death

The story of Azriel Estabrooks is a heartbreaking one.

As reported by the Inquisitr, when the tragedy initially occurred, 11-year old Azriel, a healthy, normal, happy girl, went to her friend’s birthday party, but never got to come home.

Instead, her parents received a frantic phone call from the host of the birthday party, saying that Azriel had passed out for “unknown reasons.” Her mom, Iris Estabrooks, told NBC10 that she arrived before the paramedics did, and no one at the party could tell her what had happened. It wasn’t until the paramedics arrived that anyone realized that Azriel was actually choking on a marshmallow.

When the mother of the child who was having the birthday party called Iris, Iris stated that she didn’t know what was going on.

“(She said) that I need to hurry up because something happened to my daughter,” Iris said. “She doesn’t know what happened.”

The child was taken to a local children’s hospital, but she died five days later. It was believed that Azriel had been choking on the marshmallow for quite some time before anyone noticed, and that her brain was deprived of oxygen for too long. Her family had to make the heartbreaking decision to remove Azriel from life support on April 21, 2016.