This is just a horrible story. I have a son, and he is my world. I love him more than anything. And I think most parents feel the same way.
That’s why it’s so shocking when we hear of parents that feel the oposite or than want to actually end the life of the child. It’s just a sickening thought how a parent could get to the point of doing that.
But we just heard of such a thing. Reported by Toofab.com:
A Miami mother who sparked an amber alert after claiming two men abducted her autistic 9-year-old son has admitted she pushed him into a lake to drown, prosecutors have claimed.
Patricia Ripley was charged on Saturday with first-degree murder and attempted premeditated murder, after it emerged she had pushed Alejandro Ripley into a canal an hour beforehand, but he was rescued by a passer-by.
The horrific chain of events started on Thursday night, when Ripley called police to report her son had been abducted from her car by two black men.
She claimed that the men forced her to run off the road and that they demanded drugs from her with a knife.
However, after police got involved and investigated the matter, on Friday morning her sons body was found floating in the lake at Miccosukee Golf and Country Club, very close to where the abduction had allegedly taken place.
Police said Ripley broke down when they told her they had witnesses who seen her near the lake with the boy. Investigators later found a video showing Ripley pushing him into a canal at 7.30 pm on Thursday, but he was rescued by passers-by. After he was pulled out of the water, his mother pushed him back in an hour later to his death, prosecutors said. “This time, unfortunately, there was no one there to save him,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Per Local10.
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