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Words Fail Us: Mother Poisons Autistic Son with Bleach

Posted Feb 12 2010 12:00am

Medea 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...

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