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Alex Spourdalakis Dies, Mother Charged With Murder

June 14, 2013

Readers, I am very very sad to have just found out that Alex  Spourdalakis was found dead on Wednesday.

You may remember that I covered Alex in March, when his family were trying to find appropriate hospital treatment for him.

Alex was 14 and severely autistic.

According to the report linked above, his mother and a female carer are charged with his murder- he was found stabbed several times. Reportedly, the two women planned the killing for a week.

Readers, there is absolutely no excuse for anyone to kill anyone but- for a mother to kill her own child is, in my personal opinion, more unforgivable than any other crime.

Alex was just a teenage boy. Most teenage boys I know love and trust their mothers more than anyone else they know. For disabled children, the bond with their mother is, in many cases, even stronger.

As someone who was once a disabled child, I have to wonder if Alex knew who was killing him. I have to hope he didn’t, because I can’t think of anything that would make me feel worse than the knowledge that my own mother was trying to kill me.

I feel sick that I ever tried to support a woman who went on to commit such an action.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2013 6:35 pm

    All i can say is that it’s very difficult in today’s climate to get the help you need. You can ask your council or government till your blue in the face and still get nowhere

    As for this mother she obversely was at breaking point and i think it’s best Until the circumstances of the death are known, that there be no speculation so that no further harm will come to the autism community and those still struggling each day to meet the needs of their loved per what cnn have stated

    In the interim we ask that you pray for Alex, his family, and his community and get ready to assist in sharing this story so that we do not have another death of this nature take place.


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