Psychologist tells court that man accused of murder has Asperger’s syndrome

Glasgow – Luke Quinn,  45  is accused of murdering Simon Richardson, 45 in a city centre street on November 10 2013. He was allegedly punched after having been knocked to the ground and then stamped on. He later died due to internal bleeding. A jury at the High Court in Glasgow were given evidence from Prof Thomas […]

The Judge – Sad Ending

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. I liked this movie but it was sad. I […]

Defense Lawyer not Allowed to Quit Kelli Stapleton Trial

BEULAH, Mich.  – Attorney Heidi Hodek, a defense lawyer has been ordered to stay on the case for the trial of Kelli Stapleton, the trial  is due to start in a few days time. Stapleton is accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter. Heidi Hodek has told that there has been a “total breakdown” […]

Student with Aspergers faces six months in Jail

Northumbria, UK– 22 year-old computer science student with Aspergers Syndrome, Christopher Wilson, is facing six months in prison for refusing to hand over encryption keys to police for an investigation. This is not his first time dealing with the law. In October of 2012 Wilson was suspected of e-mailing threats, to shoot the school’s staff,to […]

14 Year Old Boy Accused of Murdering Father and Younger Autistic Brother

Idaho – Eldon Gale Samuel III, 14 is accused of murdering his father and brother. The Raw Story reports that he told a judge that the stress of his brother’s autism provoked him into a shooting and stabbing spree. Eldon Gale Samuel III is accused of killing his father, Eldon Samuel Jr 46 and his […]

Maryland teenagers videotaped assaults on autistic boy

MECHANICSVILLE, Md.- Police authorities in Maryland allege that two students at Chopticon high school, 17 year old (named in an article by abc as Lauren Bush) and a 15 year old, have filmed multiple assaults on a 16 year old autistic fellow student. Assaults ranged from cutting the boy with a knife to coercing the […]

Expert to the Newton panel says autism and violence not tied.

Hartford, Connecticut, Matthew Lerner, professor of psychology at Stony Brook University – told a commission looking into the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in Connecticut on Friday Jan 17 that there is no link between autism and increased violent criminal behaviour. Pat Eaton -Robb in the Star Tribune reports that Matthew Lerner said: “Having autism, […]

Vile arsonist destroy autistic boy’s Christmas dream

Manchester, UK- Cowardly arsonists have destroyed an autistic boy’s dream Christmas present of a sensory play house in the garden, by maliciously setting fire to it. Seven year old Harvey Ratcliffe is severely autistic, and parents Fiona and Wesley had saved for months to convert the garden shed into a sensory room for their son, full of expensive light […]

Mother accused of attempted murder of autistic daughter wants to write parenting book

Traverse City, Michigan – A mother who stands accused of trying to murder her 14 year old autistic daughter and then trying to kill herself has admitted she wants to write a parenting book for parents with autistic children. Autism Daily Newscast reported the harrowing story of Kelli Stapleton on September 6. Ms Stapleton, 45 […]

Update – 19-year-old sentenced to 30 years in prison for beating teen with autism

Okeechobee, Fla. — A 19-year-old who was videotaped beating a helpless 16-year-old with autism last year has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. We reported on this vicious assault last August, Two people arrested after viciously beating a child with autism. Andrew Wheeler was sentenced to 30 years in prison after Judge Sherwood Bauer […]