A WOMAN struggling to cope with severe anxiety died from heart failure after her mum sent her hundreds of angry emoji’s Facebook.
Shabinaa Vyuiyo, 33, had posted footage on her social media page showing her night out at the circus in February this year, when her mum tried to comment.
But when her mother Angela Miah saw the footage, her iPad developed a fault as she attempted to press the ‘like’ button – and an angry emoji face appeared instead under the video.
Mrs Miah an operations manageress tried desperately to remove the angry emoji – but it is thought the icon froze and unexpectedly multiplied.
Shabina then took the shower of angry emojis she received the wrong way and blocked her unwitting mother and refused to take her subsequent phone calls.
Mrs Miah went round to her daughter’s home in an attempt to explain but left after the pair had an argument.
Shabina was found dead in bed at her home in Macclesfield the following day after her mother went to check on her following a work appointment. Tests shown she had suffered congestive cardiac failure.
‘IN A DARK PLACE’
An inquest heard former barmaid Shabina known as Shaz had a history of medical issues including depression and diabetes and had previously taken two overdoses of insulin.
She got engaged to motorcycle technician Luke Tomlinson in November 2018 and moved into a flat together but they split up in January this year amid claims she was unfaithful and she started seeing Dave Brown.
Two days before her death on February 11, Mr Tomlinson moved back into the property although they slept in separate bedrooms.
Her mother told the Macclesfield hearing: ”In the last three to four years Shabina had met Luke and he had a positive effect on her life.
“He was patient with her and looked after her but in January all seemed to change – her mental state more than anything she was out a lot and didn’t feel as close to me.
“I tried to talk to her about it but she wasn’t in a very good place and I pressed her to start taking her anti depressant medication again.
“During that last week of her life she started taking it again and got an appointment with a counsellor but see seemed very very confused and was in a very dark place very confused. On the Saturday night a band was on whom she regularly watched and really liked.
“Luke had asked if she wanted to take the dog to the beach but she was worried they wouldn’t be back in time – although Luke said they would go early to get back on time.
“On the Saturday night she had gone out to see the band and the following day she went to the circus with Dave.
”My iPad was playing up and I saw she posted on Facebook a little video of part of the circus.
“I went to put a ‘like’ on it but an angry face came up. I pressed it again and it wouldn’t go. There were 100s of angry faces and she had taken it the wrong way.
”She blocked me and I tried to ring her and text her but wouldn’t answer. I was upset that she was upset with me. Because she wouldn’t answer I went round and we ended up having an argument and I was very distressed.
”I left and thought I would let her calm down and speak to her the next day. Next morning I arrived at work and knew Luke would be going to work and I rang him before he left the house to check on her.
”He phoned me back and I thought she was okay. But I later tried to ring her a couple of time and then asked her sister who was in Australia to see if she could contact her but I thought she was still not talking to me.
She blocked me and I tried to ring her and text her but wouldn’t answer. I was upset that she was upset with me
”I started to get worried and looked on social media to see is she had been active she hadn’t been. At the time I was doing an induction for a new member of staff at work and I called a break and said I had to check my daughter’s alright.
”I let myself inside, shouted and then I just went straight upstairs into bedroom and realised something was really wrong. I was quite hysterical at the time and I knew that she had gone. The emergency man on the phone telling me to do CPR but I knew it was to late.
“Two weeks before all this happens Shabina’s mental state was really really bad.”
Describing the argument, Mr Tomlinson said in a statement: “I went to bed around 10.30pm. Later Shabina had an argument with Angela and it was irate.
“They went into the bedroom and she was trying to collect some belongings. Eventually Angela came down stairs and I heard Shabina slam her bedroom door.
”That morning at 7am I walked the dog and Shabina was lying face down and crying. Her mood was low and confused I put this down to speaking to the other man Dave Brown. She was not the person I knew.”
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Tests showed Shabina had traces of cocaine in her system which may have caused her congestive cardiac failure.
Assistant Coroner Michael Wallbank recorded a conclusion of drug related death and said: ”Mrs Miah said at around that time her daughter died she was in a very dark place and confused.
”She had been out all night on the Saturday and the following day Shabina went to the circus with Mr Brown. There then followed an argument between Mrs Miah and Shabina. Mrs Miah left hoping things would calm down intending to speak to her daughter the following day.
”Luke last saw her at 7 am in bed crying and upset her mood was low and confused prior to her death. During course of the day Mrs Miah became increasingly concerned and discovered her at her home.
It is clear Shabina had used cocaine prior to her death possibly to counter her state of mind but there is no evidence to suggest she took a particular excessive amount.”
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