Words Fail Us: Mother Poisons Autistic Son with Bleach
Posted Feb 12 2010 12:00am
Words fail us. A second child murdered by his mother.
What dark brink must a mother face to pour bleach into her autistic child's mouth and kill him? Read the full story in the London Standard.
Social services were today accused of failing a single mother and her “severely autistic” son after she allegedly poisoned him with bleach.
Satpal Singh is believed to have killed the 12-year-old boy as she struggled to cope with looking after him.
Emergency services rushed to her house in Barking on Tuesday night. It is believed she forced her son — named locally as Ajit — to drink bleach and then consumed the toxic liquid herself before dialling 999. She was today in custody.
The youngster was taken to hospital but died a short time later. A post mortem examination revealed he died from drinking a “caustic liquid”...
Last week, CBS News reported on the following murder.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Gigi Jordan, a 49-year-old socialite, who police say murdered her 8-year-old son and attempted to take her own life in a posh New York hotel, wrote a series of disturbing letters claiming her son was sexually abused by a devil worshipping cult, according to a Wyoming detective who investigated the case.
Photo: Members of the Medical Examiner's Office remove a body from the Peninsula Hotel Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in New York.
On Friday, Jordan's young boy, Jude Michael Mirra, was found dead from a drug overdose at the Peninsula Hotel in New York. Jordan was slumped on the floor nearby. She has since been charged with his death...