According to police, Brandon Hart- Greaves was playing with a teenage resident in a hallway at the children’s home around 8.45 pm when he attempted a “dropkick” on his sparring partner.
His attempt at a wrestling move seen on TV failed and he fell over and hit his head on the concrete floor, rendering him unconscious.
The other boy immediately informed Clair Thomas, a supervisor at the institution, who contacted police.
Police and emergency health services personnel arrived on the scene and took Hart-Greaves to the St James Medical Facility for treatment.
The teenager was transferred to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he succumbed around 10.25 pm from his head injury. Investigators questioned Hart-Greaves’ friend but said they did not believe he was culpable in the death.
Hart-Greaves and his family shot into the public spotlight in July 2012 after police found him locked inside a dog kennel at their Upper Valley Road, Cascade.
He told police that the night before he was accused of misbehaving, was refused dinner, beaten and locked inside the kennel with the family’s pet dog.
Eventually, his father, Nigel Hart-Greaves, 42, his stepmother, Nasha Baboolal, 34, and his uncle Kendal Baptiste were arrested by police.