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Mom charged in death of son with autism

Posted Jul 07 2012 4:13am

A recent news story, Mom charged in death of son with autism , the discusses how an adult autistic was allegedly murdered by his mother:

She was arraigned the same day on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree felony abuse. Court records reviewed by 24 Hour News 8 indicate she starved her son to death.

The Vulnerable Adult Abuse charge stems from, court records show, Jackson’s “Failure to insure that he (the victim) receive proper nutrition , hydration and or medical care.”

“I just found out. I’m really at awe,” said Jackson’s friend Manda Diskin. “I can’t believe they found enough to charge her with murder.”

The mother’s friend goes on to defend the mother :

“These kids have a lot of ailments that people don’t know,” said Diskin. “Without speaking, they can’t always tell you that they’re in pain. Not having a verbal way to tell someone that you’re hurting. That could happen to anyone with a special needs kid.”

I am having a very hard time understanding that statement. Are we to believe that after 25 years the mother could not tell her son was starving to death because he was non verbal?

Bail in this murder case was set at $10,000. As is common in the United States, the mother was a letter to obtain a bond with 10%.

Second degree murder charge and out with only $1000.

I am at a loss for words.

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