Friday, September 6, 2013

Teen with autism hospitalized, mother arrested on attempted murder charge, police say | MLive.com

Teen with autism hospitalized, mother arrested on attempted murder charge, police say | MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI – A teenager recently dismissed from an intensive autism treatment program in Kalamazoo County remains unconscious in a Grand Rapids hospital Thursday morning, suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning authorities say was part of a failed murder/suicide attempt by her mother. 
The 45-year-old Benzie County mother is hospitalized, too, and has been arrested and a warrant authorized charging her with attempted murder; she is under protective custody, according to a news release by the Michigan State Police in Cadillac.Friends have identified the mother as Kelli Stapleton, who has written of her experiences with her 14-year-old daughter, Issy, in a blog, "The Status Woe." 







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