Devastated mum of girl, 13, who died after taking ecstasy blames herself and wishes she’d told her ‘I love you’


THE distraught mum of a 13-year-old schoolgirl who tragically died after taking party drug MDMA, wishes her last words were “I love you”, instead of scolding her about the state of the house.

Eboney Cheshire died from an ecstasy-related seizure just before Christmas last year, but mum Kerry Williams is seeking answers, saying the cause of death has not been adequately explained.

Eboney Cheshire, 13, died after taking MDMA
Merseyside Police / Family Handout
Mum Kerry, centre, says she is seeking answers over the cause of the death of her daughter Eboney, right
Merseyside Police / Family Handout

The mum-of-two described returning home from work to the Rainhill, Merseyside home at around 7.30pm on Sunday, December 2.

She said Eboney was sitting on the sofa texting on her phone.

Speaking to the Mirror, she recalled: “My last words to her were having a go at the state of the house.”

“She didn’t say two words to me, she went upstairs to her bedroom so I thought ‘right, I will start blitzing the house’.”

My last words to her were having a go at the state of the house.

Kerry Williams

Kerry, 40, said she proceeded to do some washing and clean the house.

She added: “Thinking about it now she was probably suffering while I was watching TV and I didn’t know.

“I went to bed and heard a noise. At first I thought it was probably Eboney being silly on her phone.

“I heard the noise again and something just made me check on her.

“She was in the dark, in her bed clothes and in bed. Her phone was at the other end of the room and her eyes were rolling to the back of her head. She was having a seizure.”

Eboney was immediately rushed to hospital but tragically couldn’t be saved and died just hours later in the early hours of the following morning.

Her eyes were rolling to the back of her head. She was having a seizure.

Kerry Williams

Kerry described being asked by doctors if her daughter had taken anything.

She remembered: “They kept saying ‘is there anything she could have taken at home?’ I was wracking my head thinking what could she have possibly taken?”


Although a post mortem revealed Eboney died after taking MDMA – commonly known as ecstasy – Kerry can’t understand how the events unfolded or why her daughter would take a party drug immediately before going home.

A police search of Eboney’s room found no traces of the drug and Kerry said she wasn’t displaying any symptoms when she went to bed.

CCTV footage captured the former St Anne’s primary school pupil buying food and drink at a nearby convenience store at 7pm on the night of her death – around half-an-hour before her mum came home.

Kerry believes her daughter must have come into contact with the drug when she went to the shops.

I don’t believe Eboney had just gone and met someone, taken ecstasy and come home.

Kerry Williams

She also questions whether she met someone who dared or pressured her into taking the drug, or possibly spiked her drink.

She told the Mirror: “I don’t believe Eboney had just gone and met someone, taken ecstasy and come home. I think there has to be some kind of influence there.

“I don’t understand the whole situation, going out for her tea, going home to bed and putting her nightie or whatever on.”

Desperate for answers, Kerry says she has run though multiple different scenarios in her head but can’t believe any other explanation other than someone gave her daughter the drug on the night.

She says the night Eboney died continues to haunt her.

“Why couldn’t I have saved her?” she asked.

“Why didn’t I cool her down to bring her temperature down to stop her seizure? I work in healthcare so why didn’t my skills kick in? I blame myself.

“Why weren’t my last words to her ‘I love you’ before she went to bed.

Someone out there knows what happened to my baby that night and they are holding back on information.

Kerry Williams

“Every night I go to sleep I pray she will come to me in my dreams.

“My baby was just 13, vulnerable, she wasn’t a naughty teenager, she was looking forward to taking her GCSEs in school, she wanted to be a doctor, to save life because she had a big heart with so much love to give.

“Someone out there knows what happened to my baby that night and they are holding back on information.

“I know people know, and if you have a heart or any type of guilt you need to do what’s right.

“I can’t continue like this, it has destroyed me, my family and Eboney’s friends.

“We are all hurting, and I just want justice for my baby.”


Kerry described Eboney as her “best friend” and said she was “broken” without her.

She said in a statement: “My beautiful baby girl, I love you with all my heart.

“I am broken and can’t think of a life without you. I don’t want to see tomorrow, I just want you back in my arms. You are my best friend, so funny, full of character and so popular. I’m broken without you and our lives will never, ever be the same.

“My baby girl, I love you more than life itself and your brother is heartbroken. Fly, my beautiful princess.

“Your mummy is heartbroken. I hope you realise how much I love you and how I would have swapped places with you in a heartbeat. I begged them baby girl, but they wouldn’t let me.”

Her devastated brother Leon Cheshire also paid tribute to his “beautiful sister”.

He said: “I promise whoever is reading this and I’ve told people the same thing, no matter what the relationship is between brother, sister etc show them that you love them.

“Spend as much time with them as possible, if they pay no interest make sure they understand you love them, just as much as they love you.

“Because people do care and I wish I [had] told my sister I loved her more than I ever did.

“I love [you] my little angel”.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online

The girl was found in the early hours of Monday in Rainhill
The girl was found in the early hours at the home in Rainhill
Mercury Press
The 13-year-old girl had suddenly taken ill on Sunday
The 13-year-old girl had suddenly taken ill before her death
Mercury Press

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