A DAUGHTER battling severe anxiety died from heart failure after her mother accidentally sent her hundreds of angry emojis while trying to ‘like’ her posts.
Shabina Miah, 33, had uploaded a video of a night out at the circus on Facebook. But when her mum, Angela, saw the footage, her iPad developed a fault and put up an enraged face rather than a smiley one, her inquest heard.
Upset by the emojis, Ms Miah blocked her mother and refused to answer her phone calls.
Mrs Miah then went round to her home in Macclesfield to try to explain but left after the pair had a row. The following day, she went back again and found her daughter dead in bed.
‘I let myself inside, shouted and I went straight upstairs and realised something was really wrong,’ she told Macclesfield coroner’s court. ‘I was quite hysterical and I knew that she had gone.
‘Two weeks before all this happened, Shabina’s mental state was really, really bad.’
The inquest heard former barmaid Ms Shiah had a history of medical issues including depression.
Her ex-boyfriend, Luke Tomlinson, was the last person to see her alive. The pair had split up but Mr Tomlinson had moved back in two days before her death on February 11. That morning ‘Shabina was lying face down and crying,’ he said, adding: ‘Her mood was low and confused.’
Tests found traces of cocaine in her system, which may have caused congestive cardiac failure. Assistant coroner Michael Wallbank said there was no evidence she took an excessive amount of the drug. He recorded a conclusion of drug-related death.